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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Calaveras Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Charlie's Acres Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,664,958

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Calaveras Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Charlie's Acres Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,664,958

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animals in Need Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 120,350

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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 Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Calaveras Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,664,958

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13280 records found.