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)
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Page SUM 3,140,170

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Hope for Paws N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,350,920

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 50,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,350,920

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13110 records found.