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)
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Institute for Local Government N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Farmworker Families N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 57,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 202,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dreams for Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,942,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 614,875

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