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)
Charlie's Acres Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Crate Free Illinois N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
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
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sentient Media San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 3,297,014

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charlie's Acres Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Crate Free Illinois N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
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
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sentient Media San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 3,297,014

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SPCA of Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sweet Farm Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 1,118,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Crate Free Illinois United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
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
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 3,297,014

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13280 records found.