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)
Friends of the Animal Shelter 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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carson City Cares N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greyhound Pets of America N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A ME United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 1,077,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carson City Cares N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greyhound Pets of America N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 1,077,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 979,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greyhound Pets of America United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 1,077,950

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13110 records found.