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)
Education for Change Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,661,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,661,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
iMentor CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Unioto Elementary School OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 576,646

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Salinas Pony Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
JINC Netherlands Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tinkermill United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignited United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Futures in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Coastside Children's Programs United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 261,376

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13110 records found.