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)
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. 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
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Floreciendo Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,142,422

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,142,422

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
PEN American Center Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Parson's Nose Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Childrens Museum MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Theatre Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Musicians on Call Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
El Dorado Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 981,425

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Heyday United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Page SUM 340,112

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13110 records found.