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)
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,180,274

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,180,274

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music at the Mission CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ising Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boston Lyric Opera Company MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lambs Players Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 778,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Intersection for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,180,274

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13110 records found.