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)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of San Diego N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Look What She Did N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of San Diego N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Fremont High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Principe Productions Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Sacred Heart Church and School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Beyond Borders United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mathematical Sciences Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of San Diego United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 253,663

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13110 records found.