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)
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,158,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,158,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LymeDisease.org CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kartemquin Educational Films IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hunter College Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wellesley College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,070,960

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
JBI International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
Page SUM 185,735

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