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, 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)
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 1,410,570

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 1,410,570

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 178,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Bully Crew United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greyhound Friends for Life United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,378,322

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13110 records found.