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)
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Unify the World Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 771,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 771,450

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Paula Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 897,057

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
All Stars Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,347,000

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13110 records found.