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)
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Educacy Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Carey School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 493,850

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sea The World Productions, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oregon Military Museum Project OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Museo Italo-Americano CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,373,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
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
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
BendFilm United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 519,150

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