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)
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Carmel Community Girls Softball Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Paws N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 192,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 4,307,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CAMFED USA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
City of Fremont CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 387,725

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 173,500

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