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)
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 634,871
Hawaii Island Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,380
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 78,750
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 1,022,051

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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 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 634,871
Hawaii Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,380
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 78,750
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Page SUM 831,051

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 6,000
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 12,800
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Zoological Society of San Diego CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 125,700

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 634,871
Hawaii Island Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,380
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Aquarium of the Pacific United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 78,750
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Page SUM 1,546,851

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14797 records found.