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 Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Page SUM 5,733,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
American Film Institute Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Page SUM 5,733,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dragon Productions Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Look What She Did CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Archaeological Conservancy NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
International Documentary Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Museum of Science MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 6,297,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos Museum Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Page SUM 5,733,450

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13280 records found.