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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Cat Action Team N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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 2,500
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Arizona Pet Project N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cat Adoption Team N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Page SUM 387,873

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 460,340

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 83,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 460,340

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13110 records found.