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)
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Compassion in World Farming (International) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 346,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion in World Farming International N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Page SUM 4,725,306

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Compassion in World Farming (International) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 346,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion in World Farming International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Page SUM 4,725,306

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Care for Wild CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 257,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Compassion in World Farming (International) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 346,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion in World Farming (USA) United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Sweet Farm Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion in World Farming International England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Page SUM 4,725,306

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13280 records found.