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, and corporate 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)
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 239,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 239,875

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,240,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 239,875

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13110 records found.