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)
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society International India N/A India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A NJ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
OldDog Haven N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,841,588

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society International India N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
OldDog Haven N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Anima N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Anima N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,841,588

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 722,050

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society International India India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
OldDog Haven United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,841,588

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13280 records found.