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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 346,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 346,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,459,482

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Page SUM 10,231,947

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13110 records found.