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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,022,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,022,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Brighter Green, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Huntsman Cancer Institute UT Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,282,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Graines de Paix Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Freedom School United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,998,412

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13110 records found.