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 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara 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
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Calaveras Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 637,450

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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 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Calaveras Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 637,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc NJ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 6,400,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
California Pit Bull Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Calaveras Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 637,450

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13280 records found.