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)
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
We Animals Media N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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
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
Page SUM 2,585,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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
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
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,927,108

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman's PFR Dogs GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Friends of the Elephant Seal CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Page SUM 5,062,188

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sinergia Animal (Austria) Austria Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Saint Peter Chanel Parish United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Crate Free Illinois United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
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
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
California Pit Bull Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
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
Page SUM 9,473,220

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13280 records found.