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 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 536,875

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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 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 536,875

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lambs Players Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Vocal Academy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Film Society CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 242,525

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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 5,000
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Council on Monuments and Sites France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Burnsville Community Foundation United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The High Desert Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 602,650

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13110 records found.