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)
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PAWSitively Cats N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Humane Society International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for Paws N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 151,112

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PAWSitively Cats N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for Paws N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 151,112

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Greyhound Pets of America CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,162,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 151,112

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13110 records found.