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)
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 336,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
IDEO.ORG San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 442,201

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Pittsburgh PA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Promise of Justice Initiative LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Global Development DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 49,942
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Student Press Law Center Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hopechest, Inc. CO International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Ships TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,931,192

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Peter's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 1,280,662

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13110 records found.