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)
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A 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 13,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Historical Society of Watertown N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 1,140,575

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parson's Nose Productions N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lambs Players Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,787,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 2,642,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parson's Nose Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lambs Players Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,787,550

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13110 records found.