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)
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A MT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 346,154

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 346,154

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animals in Need Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 3,242,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 346,154

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13280 records found.