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)
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Arizona Humane Society N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,857,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anima N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Arizona Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,857,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
K9s for Warriors Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 131,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Rescue-Freedom Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Arizona Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,857,750

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13280 records found.