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 ascending
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 15,498,609

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
GivePower Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 15,498,609

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Results in Education Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Page SUM 14,986,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
GivePower Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Founders Pledge Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 15,498,609

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13110 records found.