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)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 924,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 924,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Children's Creativity Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California History Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Capital & Main CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,278,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Diego Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 176,200

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13110 records found.