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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 326,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,493

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 747,700

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