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 2019 5,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Maggie Society N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 623,550

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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 2019 5,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Maggie Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 623,550

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Pit Bull Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 349,650

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Maggie Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 623,550

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13280 records found.