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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Valiant Community Prep N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Grace USA San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Page SUM 13,393,473

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Casa Latina N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 18,820
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,055,203

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Stand Up Placer, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 300,393

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 145,350

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