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)
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
We Animals Media N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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
Page SUM 7,735,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
We Animals Media N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 7,735,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for the Mid South MS Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animals in Need Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Road Dogs & Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 202,270

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for the Mid South United States Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Cat Network United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Homeless Cat Network United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Compassion in World Farming (USA) United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
We Animals Media Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Humane America Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
California Pit Bull Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 7,735,900

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13280 records found.