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)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Music Network Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,116,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,176,550

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Paula Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Lambs Players Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion De Culebra Inc PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denver Film Society CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 1,119,467

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