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)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 771,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Educational Tall Ship Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Parents Education Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 771,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pelican Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Starting Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Centennial State Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 171,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art and Craft 4 All Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 644,749

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13110 records found.