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)
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,807,847

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,807,847

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Leave No Paws Behind Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Page SUM 686,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,807,847

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13110 records found.