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)
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 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cat Action Team N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 64,263

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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 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cat Action Team N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 64,263

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Pets of America CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 10,103,462

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,069,464

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13110 records found.