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)
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited N/A Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Bird Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 11,508,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 630,970

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,051,740

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 630,970

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13110 records found.