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)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
IDEO.ORG San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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 10,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 939,325

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
IDEO.ORG San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 939,325

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Stagebridge CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 236,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
EnActe Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 1,007,000

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13110 records found.