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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles Inc N/A 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 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pug Rescue of Northern California Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Birding Association Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 8,500
Stray Rescue of St. Louis N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
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
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 210
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 900
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
San Diego Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,763
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Page SUM 42,573

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