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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 229,830
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Calaveras Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Friends of Santa Ana Zoo N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 900
Humane Farm Animal Care N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 210,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 249,575
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 165,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Page SUM 967,655

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Animal Nepal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 271,700
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Animal Outlook Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 44,200
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Maggie Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 364,950

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 15,000
High Plateau Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,800
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 900
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
San Diego Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,763
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
World Animal Net Inc MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 37,600
Best Friends Animal Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 800
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 201,363

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Animal Nepal Nepal Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 271,700
Conservation Society of California United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Animal Outlook Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 44,200
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Maggie Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 364,950

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14797 records found.