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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 461,175

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vote Solar CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Maplight CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 899,342

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NCGA Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 193,650

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