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 Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,833,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,833,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Whole Armour International Church MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
No Excuses Unlimited CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Life International NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
GreenLight Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,200,753

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