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, and corporate 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)
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 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Maggie Society N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Animals Australia Federation N/A Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 5,283,182

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Maggie Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Animals Australia Federation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 5,283,182

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Cascade School of Music OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Living Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 333,333
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 449,183

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 5,283,182

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13280 records found.