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 Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cat Adoption Team N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 983,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cat Adoption Team N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 983,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,159,440

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aquarium of the Pacific United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cat Adoption Team United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 983,400

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13110 records found.