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)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 846,266

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
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
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 702,266

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
American Philosophical Society PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Texas Democracy Foundation PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,047,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 231,650

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