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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 713,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,493

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,158,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 161,772

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13110 records found.