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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
New York Bully Crew N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greyhound Friends for Life N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
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
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,169,400

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 218,250

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