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)
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Care for Wild N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Humane Slaughter Association N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A NJ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,910,202

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Care for Wild N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Humane Slaughter Association N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,910,202

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,024,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane America Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Care for Wild United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Humane Slaughter Association England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,910,202

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13280 records found.