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)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
IDEO.ORG San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum 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 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 312,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
IDEO.ORG San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 312,825

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
California Poets in the School CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
EnActe Arts Inc TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California History Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 441,400

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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 300
San Diego Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EnActe Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Page SUM 921,350

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13110 records found.