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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 278,947

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cat Adoption Team N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Arizona Pet Project N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 409,371

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 993,534

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cat Adoption Team United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 409,371

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13110 records found.