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)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 291,095

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 291,095

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Our LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Theatre Lab DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smithsonian Institution MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 559,125

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
New Orleans Video Access Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Page SUM 24,399,300

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13110 records found.