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)
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 596,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 349,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Sing for America Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Answers Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WildEarth Guardians NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Purdue University IN Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Presentation High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 147,605

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,421,303

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