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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Names University Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,470,825

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Names University Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,470,825

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Page SUM 995,585

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,551,700

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13110 records found.