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)
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,546,638

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,546,638

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mosaic Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Krio Descendants United of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 694,057

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,522,900

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13110 records found.