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 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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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 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Educational Tall Ship Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 383,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sun Valley Film Festival ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mosaic Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Krio Descendants United of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 893,507

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Krio Descendants United of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 248,450

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13110 records found.