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)
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Bully Crew N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greyhound Friends for Life N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 1,062,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Bully Crew N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greyhound Friends for Life N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 1,062,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM -13,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Bully Crew United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,293,400

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13110 records found.