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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,032,201

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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 Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Butte Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Page SUM 10,257,741

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 129,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,341,000

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13110 records found.