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 Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Harmony Program N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Institute of Integral Studies CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,341,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 171,550

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13110 records found.