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)
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Arizona Pet Project N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cat Adoption Team N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Greyhound Pets of America N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 321,921

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
True Love Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 970,370

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 308,460

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 970,370

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13110 records found.