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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Page SUM 855,260

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Page SUM 855,260

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. NM Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
California Pit Bull Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Heading Home Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Equamore Foundation OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 331,670

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Page SUM 855,260

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13280 records found.