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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chinese American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,068,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Victory Ranch Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight LA Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everest Public High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 145,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Page SUM 368,900

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