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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 1,063,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 1,063,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends SC Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Faith in Texas - Pico TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development NV Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 657,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,523
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,727,723

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13110 records found.