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)
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 103,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 103,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 374,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 103,350

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13110 records found.