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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Holy Names University Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 697,929

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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 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 617,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 471,999

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,264,198

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13110 records found.