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)
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Arizona Pet Project N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,271,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Arizona Pet Project N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,271,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 569,741

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Aquarium of the Pacific United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,271,550

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13110 records found.