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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,673,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,673,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
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
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 Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hemopet CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,372,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Reno Chapter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Care for Wild United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Calaveras Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Environment & Animal Society of Taiwan Taiwan (R.O.C.) Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 326,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Sinergia Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,768,307

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13280 records found.