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)
Day School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 414,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Day School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 414,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sing for America Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Live Oak Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc GA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 955,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
DC Independent Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
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
Page SUM 1,205,074

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13110 records found.