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, and corporate 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)
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Arizona Humane Society N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charlie's Acres Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Animals Australia Federation N/A Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
OldDog Haven N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,114,274

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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Arizona Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charlie's Acres Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Animals Australia Federation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
OldDog Haven N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,114,274

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rosie the Riveter Trust CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Pelican Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 301,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Arizona Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Conservation Society of California United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
OldDog Haven United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,114,274

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13280 records found.