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 descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Brisbane Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Public Advocates, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Page SUM 922,692

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Brisbane Elementary School District San Mateo Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Public Advocates, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Vote Solar CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Oakland Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Resource Generation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
One Step Beyond Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,957,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Thrive Alliance United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Brisbane Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Public Policy Institute of California United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Public Advocates, Inc. United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Page SUM 922,692

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13110 records found.