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)
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Selby Lane School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Selby Lane School Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School LA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Food Bank Association Inc GA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Looking Glass Community Services OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Giraffe Laugh Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness WA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Proximity Designs CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Wonderland Avenue Elementary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
New York City Partnership Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Unbound United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Promises2Kids Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OneGoal United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
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