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)
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
PAWSitively Cats N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carson City Cares N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,420,782

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
PAWSitively Cats N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Animal Equality Italia N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carson City Cares N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,420,782

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 49,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Aquarium of the Pacific United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,420,782

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13110 records found.