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)
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo 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 227,582
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Holy Names University Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,904,219

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Holy Names University Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,904,219

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boston Lyric Opera Company MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Fractured Atlas Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pelican Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Jefferson County Historical Society IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 764,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boston Baroque Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bay Area Vocal Academy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,484,650

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13110 records found.