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)
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sentient Media San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,079,630

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sentient Media San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,079,630

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Roman's PFR Dogs GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Road Dogs & Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,441,650

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
BAD RAP United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,079,630

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13280 records found.