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)
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Maggie Society N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
OldDog Haven N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,858,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Maggie Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
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
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
OldDog Haven N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,858,300

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Humane America Animal Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,588,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Maggie Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
OldDog Haven United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,858,300

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13280 records found.