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 Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Historical Society of Watertown N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,207,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,207,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Childrens Museum MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,151,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,207,400

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13110 records found.