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)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Scholars San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 5,500,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Scholars San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 5,500,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Family Resources International, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,578,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,426,625

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13110 records found.