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)
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Circus Center San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,299,764

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Circus Center San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,299,764

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womankind Worldwide Inc DE Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Hope House DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 588,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Council of Land Trusts United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 583,300

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13110 records found.