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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,841,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,841,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Poetry Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sing for America Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 5,468,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Kartemquin Educational Films United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,841,700

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13110 records found.