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)
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Maggie Society N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Compassion in World Farming International N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,891,890
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Equamore Foundation N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Calaveras Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Hemopet N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
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 250
Page SUM 2,284,246

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Asociacion Igualdad Para Los Animales N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -199,940
Anima N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sentient Media San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
OldDog Haven N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 2,747,210

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 650
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 47,350

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crate Free Illinois United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 94,720
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Care for Wild United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Page SUM 2,321,570

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13280 records found.