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 Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 697,784

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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
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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 300
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 697,784

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 274,150

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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
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 697,784

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13110 records found.