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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Pahara Institute Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Go Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 955,380

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Pahara Institute Napa Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Go Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 955,380

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Texas Democracy Foundation PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 463,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Find Your Light Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Starting Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 253,150

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13110 records found.