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)
Universitas Widyatama N/A Indonesia Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,000
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Surabi Trust N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children UK N/A England Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,850
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,050
Lékorice N/A Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Universitat Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,489,217

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Page SUM 4,633,543

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Twenty-Fourth Street Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,235,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,127,550

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