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)
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wings Learning Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
Hoover Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 2,694,584

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 489,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pratham USA TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Keep Memory Alive NV Health Donor Advised 2018 900
MW Fund Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Isha Foundation Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 450,125

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Texas Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 643,300

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13110 records found.