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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sinergia Animal (Austria) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
Saint Peter Chanel Parish N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Crate Free Illinois N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Arizona Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
We Animals Media N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Page SUM 4,021,570

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Peter Chanel Parish ME Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
K9s for Warriors Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Page SUM 341,720

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 10,000

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