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)
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
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
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited N/A Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Bird Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 373,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need 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
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Bird Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 373,600

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Page SUM 2,490,950

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