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)
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
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
Raining Cats N Dogs N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,500
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pupstarz Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Fonds de Dotation L214, Pour la Defense des Animaux N/A International Organization France Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 209,916
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 12,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 309,339

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Raining Cats N Dogs N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,500
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pupstarz Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Fonds de Dotation L214, Pour la Defense des Animaux N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 209,916
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 12,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 309,339

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Animal Nations CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Pacific Pug Rescue Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
United Animal Nations CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Sweet Farm Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
United Animal Nations CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 1,110,950

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Raining Cats N Dogs United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,500
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pupstarz Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Fonds de Dotation L214, Pour la Defense des Animaux France Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 209,916
Homeless Cat Network United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 12,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 309,339

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14797 records found.