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)
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 79,512

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 592,190

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,320,197

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cat Adoption Team United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 402,871

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13110 records found.