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)
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,622,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,622,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Light Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
APA Heritage Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Roundhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Philosophical Society PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Curtis Institute of Music PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 270,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hakchon Theater South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,125,200

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13110 records found.