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)
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 210,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 210,350

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
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
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 578,891

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 164,600

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