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)
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,659,016

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,659,016

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Texas Democracy Foundation TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
United Roots CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 215,945

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Page SUM 2,410,600

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13110 records found.