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)
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums 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 200
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theatre Lab N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 678,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 678,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mosaic Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Krio Descendants United of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Find Your Light Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 5,412,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theatre Lab United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 678,250

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13110 records found.