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)
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Parents Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 1,907,364

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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 11,900
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Parents Education Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 1,907,364

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
California Poets in the School CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DC Independent Film Festival DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Children's Creativity Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California History Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 547,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 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
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
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Diego Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 120,950

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13110 records found.