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)
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Circus Center San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,516,132

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Circus Center San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 550
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,516,132

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Water Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Chicago Horticultural Society IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Big Life International Inc FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Summit Land Conservancy UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,040,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Innocents Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Operation Restoration United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achieve Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,821,450

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13110 records found.