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)
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Ross Valley Charter School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 480,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Page SUM 3,012,117

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Institute for Educational Advancement CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency CA Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
St. Nicholas Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 25,417,333

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 461,700

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13110 records found.