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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Living Coast Discovery Center N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 200
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Encompass Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A International Organization Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 297,291
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 746,691

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Centre for Wildlife Studies N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 350,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 270,000
All Creatures Great and Small N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 222,500
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jellys Place Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
PAWSitively Cats N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Association Jane Goodall France N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Centre for Wildlife Studies N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 134,400
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 600,000
Pacific Pug Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 35,000
Association L214 N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,432,130
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Page SUM 4,014,030

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Humane America Animal Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Animal Aid Unlimited WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 270,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 800
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Humane Farm Animal Care VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 210,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
United Animal Nations CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 600,000
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Page SUM 1,139,900

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Birding Association Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 8,500
Stray Rescue of St. Louis United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Brittany Rescue United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Orange County SPCA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 7,723
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
San Diego Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,763
High Plateau Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Wings of Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 750
Page SUM 50,586

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14797 records found.