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)
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cat Action Team N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Cassies Place Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Slaughter Association N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A NJ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,760,464

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cat Action Team N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Cassies Place Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Slaughter Association N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 5,738,464

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. MT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 349,804

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 4,708,000
Cassies Place Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Slaughter Association England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 5,738,464

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13280 records found.