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)
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 272,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TechBridge Inc. N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
World Vision N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bethlehem Inn N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Orange Countys United Way N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 339,562

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Youth Science Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thrive Alliance CA Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 20,363,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rites of Passage United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 106,750

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