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)
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Accountability Counsel San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 69,530

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Accountability Counsel San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 69,530

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Antioch Community Church of Waltham MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Communicators Inc CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich MI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 96,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wheaton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Universidad de Sevilla Spain Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
End Violence Against Women Coalition England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 401,700

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