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)
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
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greyhound Friends for Life N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 148,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greyhound Friends for Life N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 148,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 59,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greyhound Friends for Life United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 148,650

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13110 records found.