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)
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc GA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hopewell Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cherry Creek High School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Waldorf School Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
OneOC CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,250
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Austin Science Education Foundation TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
University of Utah UT Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 345,485

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Berthoud Robotics United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hannah Geneser Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
G3 Powerhouse United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tuckahoe Little League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Salinas Pony Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Posse Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NYOS Charter School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
NalandaWay Foundation India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 253,350

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