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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 3,109,040

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 3,109,040

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Crisis Action, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,095,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 439,600

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13110 records found.