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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Steele-Corbett Group Homes Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 284,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Steele-Corbett Group Homes Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 174,925

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Church World Service Inc IN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Roots CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
YMCA of the East Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Park City Foundation UT Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,031,865

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for American Freedom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
LymeDisease.org United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
Page SUM 622,975

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13110 records found.