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)
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Maggie Society N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Charlie's Acres Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Cat Action Team N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Page SUM 1,894,865

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Maggie Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Charlie's Acres Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Cat Action Team N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Page SUM 1,894,865

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,187,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cassies Place Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Saint Peter Chanel Parish United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 856,615

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13280 records found.