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)
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 568,575

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 568,575

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Theatre First CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Media Project IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Museum Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 302,575

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alena Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 434,500

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13110 records found.