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)
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Maggie Society N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 6,730,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Maggie Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 6,730,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane America Animal Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Road Dogs & Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,142,292

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Maggie Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 6,730,750

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13280 records found.