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)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Cat Action Team N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Cassies Place Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hemopet N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,559,532

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Cat Action Team N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Cassies Place Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hemopet N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,559,532

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OldDog Haven WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,417,044

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Cassies Place Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Sweet Farm Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hemopet United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,559,532

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13280 records found.