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)
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
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
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
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
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
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 67,200

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 2,788,700

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