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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Animals Australia Federation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals in Need Fund N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
OldDog Haven N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 1,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dolphin Research Center Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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