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)
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 162,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 162,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 64,925
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 10,330,222

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Willow Oaks Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Springfield City School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
California Family Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Portsmouth High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ceiba Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,581,523

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13110 records found.