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)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Odyssey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 487,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Odyssey School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 487,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends SC Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Faith in Texas - Pico TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development NV Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 659,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Beach Citizens United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PEN American Center Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Care Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 590,650

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13110 records found.