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)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
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
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,684,884

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
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
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,684,884

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Heartland Film, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,782,060

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
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
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,684,884

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13110 records found.