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)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 487,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 487,250

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
B-Word Worldwide OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
US - China Railroad Friendship Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Live Oak Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Troy Andrews Foundation LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 790,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Krio Descendants United of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 125,850

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13110 records found.