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 Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 519,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 519,350

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sea The World Productions, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts for Art, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,487,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,009,800

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13110 records found.