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)
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 750
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need 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
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 355,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 355,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Page SUM 1,182,146

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Genesys Works Bay Area United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,439,800

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13110 records found.