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)
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A MT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Charlie's Acres Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crate Free Illinois N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,264,874

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Charlie's Acres Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crate Free Illinois N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,264,874

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
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
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 229,100

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crate Free Illinois United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pit Bull Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,264,874

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13280 records found.