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)
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Sinergia Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,988,257

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane America Animal Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Road Dogs & Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Page SUM 5,944,092

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