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)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 348,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 348,100

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Just Vision Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Lab SF CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conjuring Arts Research Center NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
United Roots CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,218,495

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lambs Players Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 2,913,750

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13110 records found.