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)
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 1,489,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 1,489,150

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent GA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England VT Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homes for Our Troops MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,059,485

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Roca, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Arden Wood Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University at Albany Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Inc Puerto Rico Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Health Leads Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 216,753
Martha's Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Moses Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 608,706

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13110 records found.