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)
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 663,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 663,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 722,050

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