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)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,194,904

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International France N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 114,900

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Environmental Family CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Olimpico Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
San Francisco Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 646,415

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phu Dong Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 216,250

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