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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Arizona Pet Project N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion in World Farming N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter 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 250
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 10,246,592

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Arizona Pet Project N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 10,246,592

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 333,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion in World Farming England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Leave No Paws Behind Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 10,246,592

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13110 records found.