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)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Drew School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science Buddies Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,027,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 3,894,755

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Page SUM 742,985

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,008
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Hatch Enterprise England Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Asylum Welcome England International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Southampton England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
University College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 126,097
East London Business Alliance England Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 4,478,118

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13110 records found.