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)
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
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
K9s for Warriors Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
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
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
OldDog Haven N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,782,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
K9s for Warriors Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
OldDog Haven N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,782,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. MT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Page SUM 342,354

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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 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
K9s for Warriors Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
OldDog Haven United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,782,750

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13280 records found.