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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ACTAsia for Animals N/A CT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 301,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carson City Cares N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Reggie S Friends N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greyhound Pets of America N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,764,641

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 1,936,902

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greyhound Pets of America United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,764,641

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13110 records found.