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)
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Family and Children Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 82,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Family and Children Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 82,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Firelight Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Ocean Media Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Culver City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kids First Enterprise WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 970,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Conspiracy of Beards United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
New York Academy of Medicine United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Odyssey Learning Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,656,175

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13110 records found.