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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Parents Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
CareMessage San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 222,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Parents Education Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
CareMessage San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 222,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute of World Politics DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Heartbeat OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mariposa Prolife CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Families for Justice as Healing Inc MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Holy Angels School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation ND Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Just Vision Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 471,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Camp Glenwood United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Other Side Academy United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Day School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Miami-Dade College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
New Friends New Life United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,103,995

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13110 records found.