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)
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greyhound Pets of America N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 102,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greyhound Pets of America N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 102,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,260

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greyhound Pets of America United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 102,550

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13110 records found.