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)
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
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
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,464,464

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
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
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,464,464

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
International Media Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
InterAction Initiative Inc IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rye Historical Society NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Page SUM 4,273,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amadiora A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,789,850

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13110 records found.