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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
OldDog Haven N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Care for Wild N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,308,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
OldDog Haven N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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 166,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Care for Wild N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,308,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OldDog Haven WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,631,596

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane America Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
BAD RAP United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 445,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Carla and David Crane Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Slaughter Association England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,535,932

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13280 records found.