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)
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,868,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,865,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
United Service Organizations Inc DC Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 366,410

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
EARN Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Public Policy Institute of California United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,456,687

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13110 records found.