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)
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace USA San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Page SUM 1,365,630

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Page SUM 4,410,617

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Taft Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 305,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 426,750

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13110 records found.