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)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 326,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 2,066,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,486
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Trails Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Washington Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 323,366

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 578,730

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13110 records found.