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)
Sentient Media San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Crate Free Illinois N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Calaveras Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Page SUM 496,430

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sentient Media San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Crate Free Illinois N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Calaveras Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Page SUM 496,430

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. NM Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
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
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
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 983,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Crate Free Illinois United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
BAD RAP United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Sweet Farm Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Calaveras Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Page SUM 496,430

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13280 records found.