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)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Morse Pond School PTO N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Joseph School N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nami Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,083,626

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Morse Pond School PTO N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Joseph School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nami Santa Cruz County N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,083,626

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Miss Porters School Inc CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Fremont High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carry the Vision CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 312,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Morse Pond School PTO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Joseph School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nami Santa Cruz County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,083,626

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13110 records found.