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
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,253,041

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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
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Reggie S Friends N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,253,041

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR 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
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA 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
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 10,142,660

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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
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,253,041

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13110 records found.