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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union for Reform Judaism Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 177,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Page SUM 4,410,617

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 410,950

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pew Charitable Trusts United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Maasai American Organization United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
New York Academy of Medicine United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 600,229

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