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)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Humane Society of Southern Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara 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
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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 589,801

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Humane Society of Southern Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 589,801

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 176,540

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Humane Society of Southern Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 589,801

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13110 records found.