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)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greyhound Pets of America N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Bully Crew N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,766,454

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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 2018 7,500
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greyhound Pets of America N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Bully Crew N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,766,454

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 830,512

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greyhound Pets of America United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Bully Crew United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Animal Disaster Group United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,766,454

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13110 records found.