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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,635,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 5,917,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telluride Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,541,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
eForHum Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,600
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
ICT Academy Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Slow Food Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fondazione Bruno Kessler Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
eForHum Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Rome La Sapienza Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Politecnico di Torino Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Universita Di Roma Tor Vergata Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Research Council of Italy Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
Accademia del Levante Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
AIESEC Italia Italy Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
RIKEN Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
The University of Tokyo Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
RBK For Training Jordan Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 78,000
Princess Sumaya University for Technology Jordan Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 1,066,620

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