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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 279,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 279,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Vision Quilt OR Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Playing at Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Price Charter Middle School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,991,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Commonweal United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Math/Science Nucleus United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Carleton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lehigh University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community College of Baltimore County Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,197
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 565,335

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13110 records found.