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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 2,229,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 2,229,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
José Valdés Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,650
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Water Org Inc MO International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Agrarian Land Trust NH Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Seeds of Africa Foundation NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 1,224,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cruz Roja Mexicana Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Media Impact Funders Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregational Home United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 313,209

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13110 records found.