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 descending Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 370,849

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 370,849

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peten Health CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries MN Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 888,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Golden State Opportunity Foundation United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Jefferson Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Collective Impact United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
Social Progress Imperative Inc United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
314 Action United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,111,240

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13110 records found.