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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc 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
Badass Animal Rescue 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 500
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,263,340

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cat Adoption Team N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Arizona Pet Project N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 323,121

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Greyhound Pets of America CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 149,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cat Adoption Team United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 323,121

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13110 records found.