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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Caregiver Alliance CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveDirectly, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
A Woman's Work, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.