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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Sentient Media San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 2,842,668

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Sentient Media San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 2,842,668

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,151,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 2,842,668

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13280 records found.