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)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Lucy School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 599,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 95,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation of City College of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Healthy Young Attitude CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chamberlains Children Center Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
Dignity Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 484,858

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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 Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Page SUM 217,725

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