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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sentient Media San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 249,575
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
SPCA of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 3,750
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 12,800
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
International Bird Rescue Solano CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 165,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Page SUM 543,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 249,575
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 35,000
PAWSitively Cats N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
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
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 165,000
Pacific Pug Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 675,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 706
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Hawaii Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,380
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Animal Nepal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 271,700
Page SUM 2,753,111

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Wings of Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 750
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Heading Home Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Zoological Society of San Diego CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Jellys Place CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 155,600

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 249,575
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 35,000
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Centre for Wildlife Studies India Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 134,400
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 600,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 165,000
Pacific Pug Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 675,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 706
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Hawaii Island Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,380
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Animal Nepal Nepal Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 271,700
Page SUM 2,753,111

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14797 records found.