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)
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 695,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reggie S Friends N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,183,170

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greyhound Pets of America CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 576,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,183,343

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13110 records found.