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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OldDog Haven N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
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
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
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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 2019 5,000
OldDog Haven N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 221,000

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OldDog Haven United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
BAD RAP United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
California Pit Bull Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Rescue-Freedom Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Page SUM -41,140

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13280 records found.