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)
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Community Environmental Council Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Airlink Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,081,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Community Environmental Council Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Airlink Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,081,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rahima International Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
San Francisco Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mayan Families CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,710,985

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Community Environmental Council Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Airlink Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,081,500

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13110 records found.