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 Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo San Mateo CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 929,037

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo San Mateo Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,786,376

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thrive Alliance United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Pangea Legal Services United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 929,037

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13110 records found.