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)
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
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 2,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,719,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,719,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 11,371,520

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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 2,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 719,573

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13110 records found.