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)
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A NJ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sentient Media San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Calaveras Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Arizona Humane Society N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 346,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,175,652

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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sentient Media San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Calaveras Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Arizona Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 346,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,175,652

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rescue-Freedom Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,669,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Calaveras Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Arizona Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 346,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,175,652

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13280 records found.