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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,830,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,830,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 332,641

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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 4,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
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 Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of the United States 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
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
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 238,600

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13110 records found.