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)
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,018,174

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Inc San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,018,174

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Starting Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Francisco Film Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Intermusic Sf CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,824,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Paula Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 151,900

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13110 records found.