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)
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
OldDog Haven N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,136,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Calaveras Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,844,910

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Equamore Foundation OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenfield Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc NJ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 899,400

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Calaveras Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Compassion in World Farming (International) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 346,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion in World Farming (USA) United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Sweet Farm Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,671,082

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13280 records found.