Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Carla and David Crane Foundation San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
We Animals Media N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,368,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Carla and David Crane Foundation San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
We Animals Media N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,368,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for the Mid South MS Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeless Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM -23,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for the Mid South United States Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Cat Network United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets Lifeline Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Cat Network United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Carla and David Crane Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
We Animals Media Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,368,750

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13280 records found.