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)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Page SUM 1,077,667

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Page SUM 1,077,667

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Policy Studies DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Intersection for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 107,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 152,800

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13110 records found.