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)
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sentient Media San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Page SUM 2,542,144

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
OldDog Haven N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 511,658

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 620,400

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
California Pit Bull Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Compassion in World Farming International England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
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
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
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
Page SUM 2,133,990

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13280 records found.