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)
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda 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 1,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Churchill Club 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
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
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 Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Page SUM 1,962,174

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 1,376,957

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Sunnyvale Singers CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PEN American Center Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Repertory Theatre MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,245,414

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kahilu Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 993,750

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13110 records found.