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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 200
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations N/A India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 445,000
Valley Dogs Inc N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 536,450

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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 250
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Charlie's Acres Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,897,150

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sweet Farm Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 320,100

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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 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 445,000
Valley Dogs Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,636,998

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13280 records found.