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)
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A OR 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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 110,763

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Butte Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,669,733

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 355,050

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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 10,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,069,413

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13110 records found.