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)
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Humane Society International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 933,701

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Greyhound Pets of America N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,428,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 11,308,290

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Silicon Valley Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 307,455

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13110 records found.