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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 401,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 401,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,938,920

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 1,506,000

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13110 records found.