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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
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
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 490,550

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ising Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Baroque Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Media Mobilizing Project PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Page SUM 44,290,695

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