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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Crate Free Illinois N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
OldDog Haven N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Calaveras Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Page SUM 1,560,170

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 346,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Compassion in World Farming (International) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Sentient Media San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 5,306,520

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,291,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 346,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Compassion in World Farming (International) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 5,306,520

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13280 records found.