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, and corporate 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)
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 782,796

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Butte Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 782,796

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 270,694

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Silicon Valley Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 782,796

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13110 records found.