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)
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 244,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 244,650

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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
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 809,440

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 244,650

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13110 records found.