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)
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Charlie's Acres Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Sinergia Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki N/A Poland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
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
Page SUM 4,586,057

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Charlie's Acres Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Sinergia Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
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
Page SUM 4,586,057

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 3,891,020

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society International India India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,992,852

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13280 records found.