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)
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Care for Wild N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Page SUM 2,506,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Care for Wild N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Page SUM 2,506,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,838,746

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Humane America Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rescue-Freedom Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BAD RAP United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Care for Wild United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Page SUM 2,506,250

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13280 records found.