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)
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,250,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
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
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
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Page SUM 386,390

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Quilters Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sing for America Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Live Oak Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc GA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sea The World Productions, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,601,050

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Kartemquin Educational Films United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
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
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heyday United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 154,900

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