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)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Maggie Society N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals in Need Fund N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 515,608

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Animal Equality Germany e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Page SUM 1,215,820

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 380,520

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Page SUM 1,215,820

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13280 records found.