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)
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
K9s for Warriors Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Road Dogs & Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
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
Page SUM 1,832,557

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Sinergia Animal (Austria) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
Saint Peter Chanel Parish N/A Animal Welfare Corporate 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
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
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
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 6,012,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Humane America Animal Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Road Dogs & Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Pit Bull Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. MT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 5,832,566

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Sinergia Animal (Austria) Austria Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
Saint Peter Chanel Parish United States Animal Welfare Corporate 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
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
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
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 6,012,500

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13280 records found.