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)
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
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Cassies Place Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Cat Action Team N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki N/A Poland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Cassies Place Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Page SUM 2,862,162

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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 1,000
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
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Cassies Place Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
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
Cat Action Team N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Cassies Place Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Page SUM 2,862,162

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roman's PFR Dogs GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane America Animal Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Road Dogs & Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Page SUM 5,535,092

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Cassies Place Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki Poland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Cassies Place Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Page SUM 2,862,162

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13280 records found.