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)
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 852,520

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 852,520

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,454,720

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 852,520

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13110 records found.