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
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture 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
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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13110 records found.