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)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,340,807

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,340,807

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,671,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cat Adoption Team United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,051,504

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13110 records found.