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)
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A ME United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Page SUM 1,163,595

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 1,901,382

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 471,447

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Aquarium of the Pacific United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 1,901,382

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13110 records found.