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, and corporate 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)
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Maggie Society N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cassies Place Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,124,722

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Anima N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Maggie Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cassies Place Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Anima N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,124,722

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Equamore Foundation OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animals in Need Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Greenfield Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Friends of the Elephant Seal CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,550,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Maggie Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cassies Place Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,124,722

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13280 records found.