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)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Father’s House International Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 141,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Father’s House International Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 141,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Burning Man Project CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UNIDOSUS DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 7,838,232

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Answers Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mind and Life Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,356,506

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13110 records found.