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)
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Sentient Media San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Maggie Society N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Compassion in World Farming (International) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
OldDog Haven N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Page SUM 4,230,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Sentient Media San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Maggie Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Compassion in World Farming (International) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
OldDog Haven N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Page SUM 4,230,400

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. NM Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Equamore Foundation OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 4,877,398

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Maggie Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Compassion in World Farming (International) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
OldDog Haven United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Page SUM 4,230,400

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13280 records found.