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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations N/A India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 445,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,701,470

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 445,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,701,470

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Page SUM 2,523,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Crate Free Illinois United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 445,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,355,920

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13280 records found.