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 Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 125,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Self-Help for the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Taking Control of Your Diabetes CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Friends of the Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 467,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Very Large Data Bases United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Hillbrook School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music From Bear Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Village Cooperative Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Page SUM 285,257

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13110 records found.