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)
Hawes Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,060,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 47,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 201,425

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 106,486
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Learn Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Gary Sinise Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 2,428,779

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13110 records found.