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)
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A MT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
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
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Los Angeles SPCA 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 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 549,154

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
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
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 549,154

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. MT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Page SUM 240,604

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 549,154

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13280 records found.