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, and corporate 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)
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Saint Peter Chanel Parish N/A ME United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sinergia Animal (Austria) N/A Austria Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
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
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
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 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
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC 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
Page SUM 8,414,957

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Saint Peter Chanel Parish N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sinergia Animal (Austria) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
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
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
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 8,414,957

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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 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 720,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Sinergia Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Saint Peter Chanel Parish United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sinergia Animal (Austria) Austria Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
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
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
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 8,414,957

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13280 records found.