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)
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 402,190

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 402,190

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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 80,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 503,834

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 402,190

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13110 records found.