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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cow Hollow Preschool San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 153,376

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cow Hollow Preschool San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 109,376

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Northwest Passage Limited WI Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
314 Action DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation IL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 246,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Odyssey Learning Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 246,500
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,687,250

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13110 records found.