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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
iMentor Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chinese American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 557,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chinese American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 557,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Photographers Without Borders Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,310,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Algemeiner Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Institute of Integral Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 279,774

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13110 records found.