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, and corporate 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)
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 444,670

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saint Peter Chanel Parish N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Humane Society International India N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Page SUM 6,469,720

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 11,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 635,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saint Peter Chanel Parish United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Humane Society International India India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Page SUM 6,469,720

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13280 records found.