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)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 510,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 510,825

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
WNET NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Our LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,062,510

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Community Radio for Northern Colorado United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 24,065,650

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13110 records found.