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)
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 176,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 176,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 1,196,444

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,379,871

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13110 records found.