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)
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor N/A Malaysia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
K9s for Warriors Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Road Dogs & Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 900,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Humane Slaughter Association N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society International India N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Anima N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Anima N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Sentient Media San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Page SUM 4,290,982

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,437,000

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Equamore Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Dolphin Research Center Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenfield Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Page SUM 1,990,850

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