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, and corporate 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)
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
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited N/A Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ACTAsia for Animals N/A CT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Page SUM 331,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ACTAsia for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Page SUM 331,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 160,772

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ACTAsia for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Page SUM 331,450

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13110 records found.