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)
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited N/A Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Bird Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,606,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Bird Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,606,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 12,972,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Leave No Paws Behind Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,606,800

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13110 records found.