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)
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Centro Community Partners Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 1,826,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Centro Community Partners Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,099,000

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Florida PBS Inc. FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
National Constitution Center PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Intersection for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 373,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 44,285,233

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13110 records found.