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)
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
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
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Page SUM 390,596

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Reggie S Friends N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
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
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Page SUM 390,596

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 467,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
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
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Page SUM 390,596

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13110 records found.