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)
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 1,092,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 1,092,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 214,412

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 37,200

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13110 records found.