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)
Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,800
Orange County SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 7,723
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Diego Humane Society & SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,763
High Plateau Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Wings of Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 750
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Sweet Farm Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 105,386

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,800
Orange County SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 7,723
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Diego Humane Society & SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,763
High Plateau Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Wings of Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 750
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Sweet Farm Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 105,386

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 3,750
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 223,250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 800
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Humane America Animal Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Animal Aid Unlimited WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 270,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Humane Farm Animal Care VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 210,000
Page SUM 771,350

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,800
Orange County SPCA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 7,723
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Diego Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,763
High Plateau Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Wings of Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 750
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Sweet Farm Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 105,386

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14797 records found.