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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CURATUS Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Curry Senior Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 299,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 276,950

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Kids First Enterprise WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
African Entrepreneurship Collective WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 419,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 5,186,500

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13110 records found.