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 10,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maggie Society N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Calaveras Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 2,722,444

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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 10,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maggie Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Animal Equality Italia N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Calaveras Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 2,722,444

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,600,350

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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 10,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maggie Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Calaveras Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 2,722,444

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13280 records found.