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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stanbridge Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 21,303,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 553,801

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
City Garden Montessori School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,176,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -88
École Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
Give Something Back to Berlin Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 3,541,489

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13110 records found.