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)
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Arizona Humane Society N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 75,996

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Arizona Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Animals Australia Federation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Cassies Place Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Cat Action Team N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animals in Need Fund N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 98,386

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,996,700

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Compassion in World Farming (International) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion in World Farming (USA) United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Sweet Farm Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion in World Farming International England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Equamore Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 5,644,338

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13280 records found.