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)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Floreciendo Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 430,582

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 430,582

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,252,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International African American Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Algemeiner Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,085,300

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13110 records found.