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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor N/A Malaysia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
K9s for Warriors Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Road Dogs & Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,496,500

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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 2019 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Valley Dogs Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Charlie's Acres Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 3,981,400

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Dolphin Research Center Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 4,647,144

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society International India India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Arizona Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Carla and David Crane Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equamore Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,436,440

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13280 records found.