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)
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 7,155,818

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
We Animals Media N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
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 500
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
Page SUM 7,210,550

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc NJ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Page SUM 836,000

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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
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
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
We Animals Media Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
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 500
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
Page SUM 7,210,550

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13280 records found.