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)
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A MT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Compassion in World Farming International N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,428,966

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
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 International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Anima N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Anima N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 3,559,982

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animals in Need Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 2,571,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
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 International England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 3,559,982

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13280 records found.