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)
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Welfare Institute 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 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,250,870

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Page SUM 1,585,845

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 10,396,103

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Page SUM 1,585,845

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13110 records found.