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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 4,532,435

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 4,532,435

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. IL Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Page SUM 229,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 373,650

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13110 records found.