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)
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 102,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union Middle School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 102,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY NY Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Detroit Association of Black Organizations MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 270,326
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dallas Hope Charitites TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Lab SF CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
JW House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 604,978

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Child Trends Incorporated United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
UNIPE - Centro Universitario de Joao Pessoa Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 36,500
Princess Sumaya University for Technology Jordan Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 80,785
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 928,771

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13110 records found.