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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo 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 2,500
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 387,000

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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 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 387,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Arts for Art, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Artescape CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Live Oak Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc GA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,955,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Page SUM 1,156,271

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13110 records found.