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)
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 24,414,750

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 24,414,750

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Our LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Centennial State Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Theatre Lab DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sea The World Productions, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 704,500

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
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
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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
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
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 24,414,750

Pages

13110 records found.