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)
Compassion in World Farming (International) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 346,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion in World Farming International N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Page SUM 5,091,036

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SPCA of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Roman's PFR Dogs N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 89,310

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heading Home Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. NM Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
K9s for Warriors Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 473,150

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
BAD RAP United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SPCA of Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Roman's PFR Dogs United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 89,310

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13280 records found.