Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
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
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
We Animals Media N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
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
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
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 7,009,600

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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
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
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Page SUM 841,760

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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
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
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
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
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM -68,630

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
University of New South Wales Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 83,400
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Box Hill Institute Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 8,050
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE) NSW Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Foodbank Victoria Australia Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Thrive Refugee Enterprise Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
Page SUM 2,302,695

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