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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,183,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 218,309

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee Transitions CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America PA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Giving in Motion Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
OneGoal IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the CA Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 872,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,185
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 453,110

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