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)
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
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animals Australia Federation N/A Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
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 500
Animals in Need Fund N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 90,774

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animals Australia Federation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
OldDog Haven N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animals in Need Fund N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 90,774

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
California Pit Bull Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Page SUM 1,146,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Pit Bull Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
OldDog Haven United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Conservation Society of California United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 90,774

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13280 records found.