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)
Compassion in World Farming N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A HI 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
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A NV 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
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited N/A Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Cat Action Team N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Page SUM 803,963

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
True Love Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Cat Action Team N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Page SUM 803,963

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 89,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compassion in World Farming England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Page SUM 803,963

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13110 records found.