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)
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO 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
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cat Action Team N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Page SUM 1,255,960

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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
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Berner-Garde Foundation 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
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cat Action Team N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Help Animals India N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Page SUM 1,255,960

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,108,147

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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
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Berner-Garde Foundation 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
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Page SUM 1,255,960

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13110 records found.