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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carson City Cares N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 416,563

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carson City Cares N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 416,563

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Page SUM 10,941,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Leave No Paws Behind Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 416,563

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13110 records found.