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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Venice Arts N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 436
Page SUM 390,126

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bridge Restoration Ministry N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Concordia University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 265,522

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. ID Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
J Street Education Fund, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 215,660

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 436
Page SUM 390,126

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13110 records found.