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)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion in World Farming International N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Hemopet N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Equamore Foundation N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,587,040

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Rights Center Japan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion in World Farming International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Hemopet N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Equamore Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,587,040

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. MT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
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
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 480,304

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Compassion in World Farming (USA) United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Sweet Farm Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Friends of the Elephant Seal United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion in World Farming International England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Hemopet United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Equamore Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,587,040

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13280 records found.