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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 386,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 386,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Starting Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,611,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,302,050

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13110 records found.