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)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Page SUM 1,107,317

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Page SUM 1,107,317

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Constitution Center PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International African American Museum SC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 24,568,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Institute for Policy Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Performing Arts Weber United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 7,982,467

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13110 records found.