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)
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo San Mateo CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Building Skills Partnership N/A Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo San Mateo Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GLAAD Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc TX Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Association of University Women Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Leading Change Network Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 724,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thrive Alliance United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Pangea Legal Services United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 929,037

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13110 records found.