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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate 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 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,298,721

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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 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate 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 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,298,721

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 166,600

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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 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,298,721

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13110 records found.