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 Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 143,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 261,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 139,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Adopt A Boxer Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 362,120

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13110 records found.