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)
Cat Action Team N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A ME United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC 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 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 68,518

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cat Action Team N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc 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 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reggie S Friends N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 68,518

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Page SUM 1,076,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc 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 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 68,518

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13110 records found.