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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Mission High Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,242,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Mission High Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,242,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mayo Clinic MN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary's Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
East Bay Agency for Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Garden Program CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 302,407

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 454,150

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13110 records found.