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)
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mission High Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MathAndCoding Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 301,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mission High Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MathAndCoding Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 301,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Musicians on Call Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
El Dorado Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,908,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oregon Military Museum Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 513,165

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13110 records found.