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, 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)
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Arizona Humane Society N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 8,087,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Arizona Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 8,087,150

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Santa Fe Opera NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Discalced, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Marin Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Film Institute Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Central Arts Alliance AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Makoto Taiko CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Mosaic Project CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,676,050

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Arizona Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
We Animals Media Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 8,087,150

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13280 records found.