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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Page SUM 743,022

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
ACTAsia for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 686,391

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leave No Paws Behind Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,240,262

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
ACTAsia for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 686,391

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13110 records found.