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)
University of the Arts N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 322,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 322,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos Museum Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Magic Theatre Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Reel Stories CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Crosspulse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 493,749

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sun Valley Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 322,750

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13110 records found.