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)
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,043,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,470,950

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ethiopia Reads MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 715,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Media Mobilizing Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 692,545

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