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)
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Palo Alto Community Child Care Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 542,125

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 6,973,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
After Innocence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 236,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Page SUM 2,385,800

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13110 records found.