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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,063,850

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for the Mid South MS Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Elephant Seal CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equamore Foundation OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 503,516

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Box Hill Institute Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 8,050
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE) NSW Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
University of New South Wales Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 83,400
Foodbank Victoria Australia Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Thrive Refugee Enterprise Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
Page SUM 2,302,695

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