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)
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Floreciendo Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 919,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 919,000

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Live Oak Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc GA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,583,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Terralingua United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Manzanar Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 545,700

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