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)
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Page SUM 264,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Page SUM 264,200

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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
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,816,320

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Bully Crew United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Page SUM 542,880

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13110 records found.