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)
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WNET NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 574,257

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 810,245

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13110 records found.