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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Cat Action Team N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor N/A Malaysia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
Cassies Place Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Road Dogs & Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 990,262

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maggie Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,789,350

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OldDog Haven WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,649,996

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor Malaysia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
K9s for Warriors Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Road Dogs & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Page SUM 1,119,000

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13280 records found.