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)
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 210
Zoological Society of San Diego N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
United Animal Nations N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
We Animals Media N/A Ont Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 517,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 800
Monterey Zoological Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
United Animal Nations N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 260
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Animal Equality UK N/A International Organization England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 290,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 1,214,820

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Maggie Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 207
Sinergia Animal (Austria) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 800,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 8,100
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 868,207

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 249,575
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 223,250
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
American Birding Association Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pupstarz Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,250
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 270,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 750
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 800
Humane America Animal Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 842,275

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACTAsia England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 210
Monterey Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
ACTAsia for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
High Plateau Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Fonds de Dotation L214, Pour la Defense des Animaux France Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 209,916
Homeless Cat Network United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
World Animal Net Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 37,600
Monterey Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 577,476

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14797 records found.