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)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 267,964

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 168,945

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 222,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Purdue University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Union Square Business Improvement District United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Medic Mobile, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,548,086

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13110 records found.