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)
Jacobs Heart Childrens Cancer Support Services N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 1,356,770

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of Bern N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
University of Hawaii N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,785,202

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hidden Genius Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 265,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkshire Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,052,000

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