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)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
American Leadership Forum 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 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 777,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 777,300

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Children's Creativity Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 495,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Independent Television Service Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Heyday United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Children's Creativity Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 43,712,083

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