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)
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 526,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Video Volunteers Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,833,014

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Photographers Without Borders Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,330,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 347,700

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