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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 1,071,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 1,071,100

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 1,210,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Aquarium of the Pacific United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Page SUM 971,402

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13110 records found.