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)
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor N/A Malaysia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Hemopet N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Cat Action Team N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cassies Place Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Page SUM 1,195,562

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Hemopet N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Cat Action Team N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cassies Place Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
National Marine Mammal Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Page SUM 1,195,562

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane America Animal Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Valley Dogs Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,510,998

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor Malaysia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Hemopet United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Page SUM 1,277,428

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13280 records found.