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)
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 387,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 387,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Page SUM 1,159,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia Brazil Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Le Refuge France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Genesys Works Bay Area United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Page SUM 1,749,059

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13110 records found.