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)
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 131,100

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 1,051,140

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