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)
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
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Policy Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,414,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 65,050

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Brea Placentia Yorba Linda CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Project Amigo CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the United States Army Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Albans Country Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 708,882

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 452,710

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