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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,344,465

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. IL Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 513,300

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
Forest Peoples Programme England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 126,097
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,602
Solace Women's Aid England Health Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Hatch Enterprise England Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
King's College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
International Refugee Trust England International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
University of Southampton England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fawcett Society England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jimma University Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
Page SUM 753,443

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13110 records found.