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)
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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 12,500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,773,974

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,773,974

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leave No Paws Behind Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 294,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 2,128,840

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13110 records found.