Grants: Where the Giving Goes

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

Explore the catalog

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 Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 78,750
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Compassion in World Farming International N/A International Organization England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 593,536
Animal Equality UK N/A International Organization England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 290,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 1,192,086

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 78,750
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Compassion in World Farming International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 593,536
Animal Equality UK N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 290,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 1,192,086

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Good Dog Rescue CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 350,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Monterey Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 229,830
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Caspers Legacy CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
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
Page SUM 785,080

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Aquarium of the Pacific United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 78,750
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 400
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Aquarium of the Pacific United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Compassion in World Farming International England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 593,536
Animal Equality UK England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 290,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 1,192,086

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14797 records found.