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)
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 388,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 388,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc LA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Houston Community Foundation TX General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Composers Forum MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pioneer Classical School Inc WY Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 700
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seedlings of Change Inc MT Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,895,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 152,200

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13110 records found.