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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Cat Action Team N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,676,013

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
True Love Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Cat Action Team N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Help Animals India N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,676,013

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Pets of America CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 775,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,676,013

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13110 records found.