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)
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation 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
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Compassion in World Farming International N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Equamore Foundation N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,618,090

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sentient Media San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Compassion in World Farming International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Equamore Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,618,090

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
Road Dogs & Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pacific Pug Rescue, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
OldDog Haven WA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Home for Good Dog Rescue Inc NJ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 192,696

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Conservation Society of California United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Greenfield Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hemopet United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,709,616

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13280 records found.