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)
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
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 344,375

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 311,625

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Childrens Museum MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Musicians on Call Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
El Dorado Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,753,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,353,525

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13110 records found.