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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,511,360

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,493

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,709,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jako Doma Czech Republic Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lékorice Czech Republic Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
FodevareBanken Denmark Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of Copenhagen Denmark Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Telecommunications Institute Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University College London England Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,465
End Violence Against Women Coalition England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Demelza House Children’s Hospice England Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Imkaan England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Tender Education and Arts England Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
East London Business Alliance England Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 515,585

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