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)
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 578,807

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 578,807

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 11,271,920

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation 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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter 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
Page SUM 472,150

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13110 records found.