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)
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,249,990

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,249,990

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Parson's Nose Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Curtis Institute of Music PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Theatre Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
American Studies Assn MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Film Society CA Arts & Culture Donor 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
Page SUM 1,806,275

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Artescape United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
National Museums of Kenya Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parson's Nose Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,156,500

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13110 records found.