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)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Humane Slaughter Association N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Care for Wild N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society International India N/A India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A NJ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Sentient Media San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Calaveras Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 3,929,874

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Humane Slaughter Association N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Care for Wild N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society International India N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Sentient Media San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Calaveras Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 3,929,874

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Compassion in World Farming (USA) GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Family Resources International, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 2,128,779

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Humane Slaughter Association England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Care for Wild United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society International India India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Calaveras Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 3,929,874

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13280 records found.