Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Roman's PFR Dogs N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Dolphin Research Center Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenfield Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
SPCA of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 685,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Roman's PFR Dogs N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Dolphin Research Center Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenfield Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
SPCA of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 685,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Saint Peter Chanel Parish ME Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Page SUM 692,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Roman's PFR Dogs United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Dolphin Research Center Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenfield Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
SPCA of Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 685,750

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13280 records found.