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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,187,770

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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 2018 10,000
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
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,187,770

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 964,494

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,187,770

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13110 records found.