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)
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Humane Slaughter Association N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,094,352

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Humane Slaughter Association N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,094,352

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,316,350

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane America Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Rescue-Freedom Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Humane Slaughter Association England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,094,352

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13280 records found.