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)
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Maggie Society N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crate Free Illinois N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 641,178

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Maggie Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crate Free Illinois N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 641,178

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animals in Need Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,771,768

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Maggie Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crate Free Illinois United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Rescue-Freedom Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pit Bull Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 641,178

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13280 records found.