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)
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 665,000

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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 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,493

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayo Clinic AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Amy Van Dyken Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,149,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Page SUM 75,900

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13110 records found.