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)
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
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
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
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
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
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
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. San Mateo 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
Page SUM 1,661,114

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Parents Education Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
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
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. San Mateo 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
Page SUM 1,661,114

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Spirit Series, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crosspulse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Esopus Foundation Ltd NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 846,224

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Centennial State Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Pulse Voices United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 723,700

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13110 records found.