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 State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 17,304,179

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 17,304,179

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Compassion International CO International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
DeMarillac Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
John Lynch Foundation FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Groner K-8 School OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,450
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Father’s House International CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 68,130

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Roy Gomm Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Saints Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Higher Ground Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
PS 373 United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girl Develop It United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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13110 records found.