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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,282,620

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,282,620

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Bayshore Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonoma Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wesley United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carry the Vision CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon State University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Northern California Community Loan Fund CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 400,654

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Imagine Supported Living Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Swarthmore College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midtown Partners Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 788,000

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13110 records found.