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)
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 7,155,818

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 7,155,818

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Pit Bull Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 2,812,150

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Elephant Seal United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sweet Farm Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 7,155,818

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13280 records found.