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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Hoover Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,978,500

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Wait List Zero Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Hoover Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,978,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 401,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 376,000

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13110 records found.