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)
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Crate Free Illinois N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Calaveras Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA 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 5,000
Page SUM 3,189,660

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Crate Free Illinois N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Calaveras Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,189,660

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Sweet Farm Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
K9s for Warriors Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Page SUM 200,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Crate Free Illinois United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Calaveras Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,189,660

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13280 records found.