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)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
IDEO.ORG San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
IDEO.ORG San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 338,097

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One Ocean Media Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heartland Film, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley City Club Conservancy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 703,500

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Science and Technology Museum Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 756,700

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13110 records found.