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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Hope for Paws N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
New York Bully Crew N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greyhound Friends for Life N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,197,372

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greyhound Pets of America N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PAWSitively Cats N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 423,190

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,025,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Pets of America United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 654,770

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13110 records found.