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)
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Sinergia Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. N/A NM United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki N/A Poland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sinergia Animal (Austria) N/A Austria Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. N/A Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Saint Peter Chanel Parish N/A ME United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
We Animals Media N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,243,923

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Sinergia Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sinergia Animal (Austria) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Saint Peter Chanel Parish N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
We Animals Media N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,243,923

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Forensic League IA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Santa Fe Opera NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 33,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Humane America Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Sinergia Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki Poland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sinergia Animal (Austria) Austria Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Saint Peter Chanel Parish United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
We Animals Media Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,243,923

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13280 records found.