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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Live Love Animal Services Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 120,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sentient Media San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Good Dog Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 249,575
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
SPCA of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 3,750
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Living Coast Discovery Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Kitsap Humane Society WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
American Birding Association Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Dogwood Animal Rescue Project Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 161,550

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