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)
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. 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 500
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
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
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,483,820

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
PAWSitively Cats N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Adopt A Boxer Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 361,070

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Leave No Paws Behind Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 190,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Page SUM 1,956,015

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13110 records found.