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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,427,126

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,427,126

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StartOut CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
PS 373 NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,247
Arts Council of New Orleans LA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Baker Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Dayton OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Idaho Youth Ranch Inc ID Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Duke University NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 61,212
Page SUM 406,520

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Grandmas House of Hope United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Foundation for the Carolinas United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 77,016
Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,250
SJVRC Organization United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Tolar Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,841
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Comunità Progetto s.c. a r.l Italy Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 558,057

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13110 records found.