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)
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,170,804

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 2,753,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City of King CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Garden Village Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mark Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South County Services Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union Square Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wayfinder Family Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Accelerator for America CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 693,950

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