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)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Video Volunteers Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Inc San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Video Volunteers Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Find Your Light Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Islamic Networks Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Creativity Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Starting Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
APA Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fox Island Concerts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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