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)
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 915,115

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 915,115

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 316,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 915,115

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13110 records found.