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)
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
InterAction Initiative Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Historical Society of Watertown N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,088,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
InterAction Initiative Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,088,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California History Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pioneer Works Art Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Resources International, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Repertory Theatre MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,324,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
InterAction Initiative Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,088,800

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13110 records found.