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)
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fair Oaks Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homework Central San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 441,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fair Oaks Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homework Central San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 441,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Page SUM 3,170,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Boulder Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Commemorative Air Force United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,918,600

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13110 records found.