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)
Education for Change Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 673,951

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 673,951

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Windsor Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
Vincere Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Lionheart School Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 37,794
Tolar Elementary School TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Thomas Jefferson University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ignited CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc MA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
Page SUM 581,393

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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 Corporate Advised 2018 422
Regents of the University of California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Chelmsford High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Gardner Family Health Network Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rancho Cielo Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Hands Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Spartanburg County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 45,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ty Louis Campbell Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Page SUM 389,976

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