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)
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,520,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,520,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UNIDOSUS DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Moving Traditions PA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,010,920

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Answers Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mind and Life Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corpus Christi Monastery United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,622,324

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13110 records found.