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 2,500
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A MT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley 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
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 Corporate Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,290,904

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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 2,500
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,290,904

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 783,250

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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 2,500
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rescue-Freedom Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,290,904

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13280 records found.