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)
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Educacy Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission High Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 596,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 585,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Musicians on Call Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DC Independent Film Festival DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Edge Opera CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
US - China Railroad Friendship Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 7,041,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Music From Bear Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free Spirit Media NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 198,175

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13110 records found.