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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki N/A Poland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
We Animals Media N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Sinergia Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Saint Peter Chanel Parish N/A ME United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 8,339,957

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sinergia Animal (Austria) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Peter Chanel Parish N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
We Animals Media N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 8,639,300

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,055,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sinergia Animal (Austria) Austria Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Peter Chanel Parish United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane America Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
We Animals Media Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 8,639,300

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13280 records found.