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)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Oak Hill School of California Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resurrection Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 218,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 595,566

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Optimum Health Institute San Diego CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 121,190

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 589,175

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