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)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Association L214 N/A International Organization France Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,432,130
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 249,575
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Monterey Zoological Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 210
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 675,000
Page SUM 2,482,465

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Association L214 N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,432,130
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 249,575
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Monterey Zoological Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 210
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 675,000
Page SUM 2,482,465

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
ACTAsia for Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pupstarz Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 750
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Pupstarz Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 400
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 246,650

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 124,709
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 63,187
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 66,000
The Smith Family Australia Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
The University of Queensland Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 344,163
AID/WATCH Inc. Australia Environment Donor Advised 2020 35,650
Greening Australia Australia Environment Corporate Advised 2020 70,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Global Health Security Network Ltd. Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Royal Children's Hospital Foundation Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Barayamal Limited Australia International Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Catalysr Foundation Australia International Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
Fitted for Work Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Fitted for Work Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
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