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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Frankfort Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 76,165

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 24,950

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