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.

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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
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
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society International India N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
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
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
Compassion in World Farming (International) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,819,678

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
California Pit Bull Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Page SUM 64,850

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 10,000

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