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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 10,381,965

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 10,381,965

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Edward Neill Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
O'Neill Elementary School NE Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girl Develop It NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Page SUM 60,003

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Heartspring Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Watts of Love United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Schumann Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South Milwaukee High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.