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)
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Adopt A Boxer Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
ACTAsia for Animals N/A CT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Cat Action Team N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,315,510

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
True Love Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Help Animals India N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Adopt A Boxer Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
ACTAsia for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Cat Action Team N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,315,510

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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 1,000
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 526,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Adopt A Boxer Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
ACTAsia for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Leave No Paws Behind Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,315,510

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13110 records found.