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 Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Pahara Institute Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 17,054,179

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Pahara Institute Napa Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 17,054,179

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Page SUM 49,991,219

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Sightsavers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 50,326,333

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13110 records found.