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)
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,887,367

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,887,367

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The High Desert Museum OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Artescape CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Curtis Institute of Music PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 2,786,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lambs Players Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 190,960

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13110 records found.