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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
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
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 1,139,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
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
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 1,139,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,444,712

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
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
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 1,139,700

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13110 records found.