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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carson City Cares N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A ME United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,108,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reggie S Friends N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carson City Cares N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,108,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 821,234

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,108,500

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13110 records found.