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
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,356,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Inc San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,356,425

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Silicon Valley Shakespeare CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Spirit Series, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 935,174

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Find Your Light Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starting Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 354,850

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13110 records found.