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)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,204,038

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
UniversalGiving San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,204,038

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Saints Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,432,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
iFoster Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 208,542

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13110 records found.