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)
Giant Community Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Hoover Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
After Innocence N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 331,864

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hustle Sports N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Ski Club N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,075,535

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 426,840

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lawrence Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,001,900

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