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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Page SUM 539,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Page SUM 539,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Taft Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Results in Education Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teens for Food Justice NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -31,240
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Theatre Lab DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association IA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,351,510

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Wilcox Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,024,500

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13110 records found.