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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals in Need Fund N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
OldDog Haven N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 513,958

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Animals Australia Federation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Calaveras Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Animals in Need Fund N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Saint Peter Chanel Parish N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 511,543

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Conservation Society of California CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Carla and David Crane Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenfield Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Page SUM 610,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Elephant Seal United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Calaveras Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Saint Peter Chanel Parish United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 511,543

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13280 records found.