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)
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. N/A Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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 5,556,766

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
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
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
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
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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 5,556,766

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
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
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Page SUM 953,696

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
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
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
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
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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 5,556,766

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13280 records found.