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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 308,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 308,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cornell University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc NJ Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Buddhist Global Relief NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,098,629

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
IGEM Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,262,322

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13110 records found.