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)
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations N/A India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 445,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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 200
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Charlie's Acres Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,825,960

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 445,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Charlie's Acres Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,825,960

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Barbara Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
We Players CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Aurora Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Look What She Did CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Zilker Theater Productions TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 167,281

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 445,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,825,960

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13280 records found.