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)
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,259,452

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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
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,259,452

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Lab SF CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
West Valley Light Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 1,354,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Music From Bear Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 361,000

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13110 records found.