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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 452,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 452,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 78,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 115,794

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13110 records found.