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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 502,860

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Page SUM 1,037,710

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 11,929,347

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACTAsia for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Page SUM 442,095

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