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)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,057,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for Paws N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 359,984

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 10,452,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greyhound Pets of America United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 587,332

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