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)
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Odyssey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belle Air Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 25,243,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Odyssey School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belle Air Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 25,243,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Poetry Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Artescape CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Texas Democracy Foundation TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 466,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Centennial State Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 2,832,950

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13110 records found.