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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Page SUM 565,032

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 338,951

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,133,729

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Rail Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Handful Players Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,210
Page SUM 2,687,631

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13110 records found.