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)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,454,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,454,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
InterAction Initiative Inc IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Theatre Lab DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music in Schools Today CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Open the Circle IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reel Stories CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 372,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 723,333

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13110 records found.