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)
High Plateau Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue Inc N/A OR 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
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 1,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Pacific Pug Rescue Inc N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Fonds de Dotation L214, Pour la Defense des Animaux N/A International Organization France Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 209,916
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
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 1,000
Cat Adoption Team N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Page SUM 757,416

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Dogwood Animal Rescue Project Inc Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pug Rescue of Northern California Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Fair-fish International Association N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 630,371
Five Acres Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Sweet Farm Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Association Jane Goodall France N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 753,971

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Farm Animal Care VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 210,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 3,750
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 270,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 800
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
United Animal Nations CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 600,000
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Page SUM 1,118,650

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Dogwood Animal Rescue Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pug Rescue of Northern California United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Fair-fish International Association Switzerland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 630,371
Five Acres Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Sweet Farm Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Association Jane Goodall France France Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 753,971

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14797 records found.