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 International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC 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
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
PAWSitively Cats N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited N/A Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 803,752

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
PAWSitively Cats N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 803,752

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 80,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Leave No Paws Behind Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 803,752

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13110 records found.