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)
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
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
Equamore Foundation N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A MT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Sentient Media San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Calaveras Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 710,000

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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
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Equamore Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Sentient Media San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Calaveras Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 710,000

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
California Pit Bull Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,195,250

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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
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Equamore Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Conservation Society of California United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Calaveras Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 710,000

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13280 records found.