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)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Page SUM 618,352

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Page SUM 618,352

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Dallas Film Society Inc TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Symphony Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 5,643,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kartemquin Educational Films United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Kahilu Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 817,500

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13110 records found.