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
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
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
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
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM -46,050

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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
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM -46,050

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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
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
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
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
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 540,570

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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
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Page SUM 1,529,450

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13280 records found.