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)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,543,710

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 43,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Furniture Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Institute for Educational Advancement CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 376,075

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Challenged Athletes Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gathering Inn United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 420,580

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