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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 10,000
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 3,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 25,000,000
Fair-fish International Association N/A Switzerland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,672,830
Paws Chicago N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
South Monterey County Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2021 10,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,000
United Animal Nations N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 200
Central Texas Animal Sanctuary N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2021 5,000
Five Acres Animal Shelter N/A MO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 500
United Animal Nations N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 69,750
St. Francis Animal Protection Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 250
PAWSitively Cats N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 3,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 240,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,500
United Animal Nations N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Page SUM 28,038,530

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 10,000
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 3,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 25,000,000
Fair-fish International Association N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,672,830
Paws Chicago N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
South Monterey County Animal Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2021 10,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,000
United Animal Nations N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 200
Central Texas Animal Sanctuary N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2021 5,000
Five Acres Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 500
United Animal Nations N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 69,750
St. Francis Animal Protection Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 250
PAWSitively Cats N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 3,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 240,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,500
United Animal Nations N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Page SUM 28,038,530

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13005 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Paws Chicago IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,000
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,200
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 50,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 500
Companion Animal Community Center Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 40,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Washington Humane Society the Society for the Prevention of DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 5,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,500
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,000
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,500
San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 10,000
Page SUM 223,200

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12504 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 10,000
California Pit Bull Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 3,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 25,000,000
Fair-fish International Association Switzerland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,672,830
Paws Chicago United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
South Monterey County Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2021 10,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,000
United Animal Nations United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 2,500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 200
Central Texas Animal Sanctuary United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2021 5,000
Five Acres Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 500
United Animal Nations United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 69,750
St. Francis Animal Protection Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 250
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 3,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 240,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 1,500
United Animal Nations United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Page SUM 28,038,530

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13005 records found.