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)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 221,070

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 221,070

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 601,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The House Development Corporation NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free Spirit Media NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 670,075

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13110 records found.