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)
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A International Organization England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 350,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 900
Humane Farm Animal Care N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 210,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 8,100
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Equalia 2018 N/A International Organization Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 1,310,050

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14797 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 350,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 900
Humane Farm Animal Care N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 210,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 8,100
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Equalia 2018 N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 1,310,050

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Pug Rescue of Northern California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 35,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Best Friends Animal Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 207
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 706
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Page SUM 799,163

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane America Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 350,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 900
Humane Farm Animal Care United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 210,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 8,100
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Equalia 2018 Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 1,310,050

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14797 records found.