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)
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 588,410

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 918,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 11,705,270

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adopt A Boxer Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 918,550

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13110 records found.