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)
Sentient Media San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare 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
Page SUM 5,132,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sentient Media San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 5,132,700

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Greenfield Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane America Animal Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,256,464

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Sweet Farm Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 5,132,700

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13280 records found.