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)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pahara Institute Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unify the World Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 2,705,500

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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 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 6,981,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Para Los Ninos CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Year Up Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary's Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 313,153

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,000,630

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13110 records found.