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)
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation 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 25,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited N/A Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 234,813

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of Southern Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Help Animals India N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 234,813

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 551,012

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of Southern Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 234,813

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13110 records found.