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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 650,874

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Hoover Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Ballet Assn CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rethreaded Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc KS Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Billerica Memorial High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Burlingame Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Vilcap, Inc. DC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,089
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Alzheimers Texas Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Page SUM 2,131,689

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