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 Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 323,442

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
PARS Equality Center San Mateo Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Project Healthy Children MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Call of the Sea United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.