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)
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
California Walks Alameda CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Education for Change Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Turning Green CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristosal Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Israel Project, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
iMentor CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Little Red School House Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ventures ATL Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Kids Home Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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