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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
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 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
OldDog Haven N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
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 600,000
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,140,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 346,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Anima N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion in World Farming International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Anima N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 3,673,058

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 3,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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
Page SUM 2,591,200

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 346,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion in World Farming (USA) United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Sweet Farm Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion in World Farming International England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 3,673,058

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13280 records found.