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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Peter Chanel Parish N/A ME United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor N/A Malaysia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Arizona Humane Society N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 6,116,900

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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 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Peter Chanel Parish N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Arizona Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 6,116,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
OldDog Haven WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Care for Wild CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 938,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Peter Chanel Parish United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor Malaysia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Arizona Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 6,116,900

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13280 records found.