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)
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACTAsia for Animals N/A CT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR 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
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited N/A Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC 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 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,585,932

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACTAsia for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society 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
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,595,782

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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 250
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Page SUM 239,385

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquarium of the Pacific United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACTAsia for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society 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
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,595,782

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13110 records found.