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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
International Myeloma Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
The STAR Center Foundation N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 650,397

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
International Myeloma Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
The STAR Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 650,397

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,353
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Latinos for Education Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
Church of the Nativity CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Ventures CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Page SUM 3,953,087

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
International Myeloma Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kartemquin Educational Films United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alum Rock Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
The STAR Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Old Skool Cafe United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 650,397

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13110 records found.