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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
International Bird Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 10,572,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Bully Crew N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 446,010

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 257,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Leave No Paws Behind Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 10,572,950

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13110 records found.