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)
Cassies Place Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. N/A Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Cassies Place Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Heading Home Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,214,766

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cassies Place Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Cassies Place Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Heading Home Animal Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,214,766

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Care for Wild CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 2,140,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cassies Place Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Cassies Place Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Heading Home Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,214,766

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13280 records found.