Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2019, as well as the four 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 represents nearly $1.26 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2019 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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 850,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 764,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 288,197

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 980,940

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13110 records found.