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)
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 129,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 129,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Page SUM 561,740

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Page SUM 257,997

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13110 records found.