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)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Page SUM 562,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Page SUM 562,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 718,800

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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 of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 140,200

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