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)
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion in World Farming International N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Carla and David Crane Foundation San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equamore Foundation N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Hemopet N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,222,790

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion in World Farming International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Carla and David Crane Foundation San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equamore Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Hemopet N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,222,790

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,002,150

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion in World Farming International England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
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
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Hemopet United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,222,790

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13280 records found.