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)
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Chinese American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 596,746

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 12,163,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Clare School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Care and Comfort CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
March for Our Lives Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 676,432

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 31,472,560

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13110 records found.