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)
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Charlie's Acres Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equamore Foundation N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
K9s for Warriors Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A MT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,328,754

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Charlie's Acres Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equamore Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
K9s for Warriors Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,328,754

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Crate Free Illinois IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Care for Wild CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,219,168

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equamore Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
K9s for Warriors Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,328,754

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13280 records found.