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 10,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 901,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
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
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Page SUM 1,121,566

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosie the Riveter Tr CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Intermusic Sf CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Page SUM 6,829,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Poets in the School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 424,000

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