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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA 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
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 629,757

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 629,757

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 96,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 629,757

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13110 records found.