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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Costano Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 167,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Costano Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 167,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Life Giving Water International Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Laboure Society MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Karidat MP Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,210,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Non-Violence International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quest Scholars Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Rites of Passage United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer Food Bank United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -316,000

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13110 records found.