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 Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 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
Beneficent Technology Inc 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 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums 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 5,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,561,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 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
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,561,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA 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
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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 328,162

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,796,995

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13110 records found.