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.

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 2019 500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A MT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cat Action Team N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,647,314

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cat Action Team N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,647,814

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Nevada Humane Society Inc NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,357,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
BAD RAP United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,647,814

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13280 records found.