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 International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 691,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
True Love Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,351,874

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Leave No Paws Behind Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,182,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,351,874

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13110 records found.