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)
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 260,310

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Harmony Program N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Musicians on Call Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 812,200

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 8,073,300

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
EnActe Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Page SUM 171,500

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