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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Cat Action Team N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Page SUM 1,341,623

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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 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Cat Action Team N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Page SUM 1,341,623

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Greyhound Pets of America CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 2,644,512

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Page SUM 1,341,623

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13110 records found.