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)
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 231,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Page SUM 3,784,617

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Santa Barbara CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Coalition for Clean Air CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 170,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Page SUM 461,700

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