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 Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 540,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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)
School on Wheels Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SJVRC Organization CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Caramel Connections CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Floating Zendo CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Elite Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,040,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education 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
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other 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
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health 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
Page SUM 2,932,730

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13110 records found.