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)
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 5,657,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 45,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Channel Islands YMCA CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
North Beach Citizens CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 482,560

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