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)
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Five Acres Animal Shelter N/A MO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
World Animal Net Inc N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 37,600
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 800
Monterey Zoological Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A International Organization England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 420,890
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 223,250
Idaho Humane Society Inc N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Animal Aid Unlimited N/A WA 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
Cat Adoption Team N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A International Organization England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Page SUM 1,643,840

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 300
Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Five Acres Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
World Animal Net Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 37,600
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 800
Monterey Zoological Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Cat Adoption Team N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 420,890
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 223,250
Idaho Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Animal Aid Unlimited N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
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
Page SUM 1,157,840

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 249,575
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
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
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
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
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Jellys Place CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 345,875

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Living Coast Discovery Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 200
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 297,291
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Encompass Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 705,891

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14797 records found.