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)
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Verbum Dei High School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 389,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 113,391

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Wait List Zero CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Call of the Sea CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
National Alopecia Areata Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California History Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 896,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 37,769,810

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