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)
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A NV 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
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Dolphin Research Center Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,954,394

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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Dolphin Research Center Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,954,394

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Animals in Need Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 4,599,420

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Rescue-Freedom Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Dolphin Research Center Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,954,394

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13280 records found.