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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Page SUM 520,848

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Page SUM 520,848

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 140,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Leave No Paws Behind Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Page SUM 520,848

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13110 records found.