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)
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bay Scholars San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 6,272,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bay Scholars San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 6,272,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dallas Holocaust Museum TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 7,773,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,130,175

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13110 records found.