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)
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Animal Equality Germany e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Sentient Media San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Compassion in World Farming International N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,282,506

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities 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
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Animal Equality Germany e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Sentient Media San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Compassion in World Farming International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,282,506

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for the Mid South MS Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 705,350

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for the Mid South United States Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Cat Network United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stanford Cat Network United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities 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
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
California Pit Bull Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Compassion in World Farming (USA) United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Compassion in World Farming International England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,282,506

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13280 records found.