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)
Compassion in World Farming (International) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. N/A Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion in World Farming International N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Hemopet N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 4,777,354

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compassion in World Farming (International) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion in World Farming International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Hemopet N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 4,777,354

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. MT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Page SUM 894,304

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Maggie Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
BAD RAP United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Page SUM 7,598,058

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13280 records found.