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)
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A ME United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cat Action Team N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 479,895

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cat Action Team N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 479,895

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,046,370

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 479,895

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13110 records found.