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)
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo CA United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Leland High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 13,411,586

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 165,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hopewell Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Works West Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Los Altos Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Friends of the Urban Forests CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pangea Legal Services CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Find Your Light Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,127,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 37,664,200

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