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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 279,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yonge Street Mission N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Loyola High School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Maryland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jimma University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Attention Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Gardens N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Resource Central N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 248,971

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project TF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
St. Matthew Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 546,358

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 11,376,935

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