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)
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 401,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 401,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 178,801

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Page SUM 568,397

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13110 records found.