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)
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dolphin Research Center Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Greenfield Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Slaughter Association N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A NJ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Page SUM 2,848,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dolphin Research Center Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Greenfield Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Slaughter Association N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Page SUM 2,848,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,610,348

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dolphin Research Center Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Greenfield Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Slaughter Association England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Page SUM 2,848,800

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13280 records found.