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)
Hawaii Island Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,380
Orange County SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 7,723
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
San Diego Humane Society & SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,763
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Wings of Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 750
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Sweet Farm Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
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
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 78,750
Raining Cats N Dogs N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
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
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 184,016

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,380
Orange County SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 7,723
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
San Diego Humane Society & SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,763
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Wings of Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 750
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Sweet Farm Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
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
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 78,750
Raining Cats N Dogs N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
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
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 184,016

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
United Animal Nations CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Living Coast Discovery Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Caspers Legacy CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sweet Farm Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Friends of the Australian Koala Foundation Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 484,650

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Island Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,380
Orange County SPCA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 7,723
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
San Diego Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,763
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Wings of Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 750
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Sweet Farm Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
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
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 78,750
Raining Cats N Dogs United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
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
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 184,016

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14797 records found.