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 Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkside Boosters San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 566,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkside Boosters San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 566,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 195,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
American Atheists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Inquiry Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Educational Tall Ship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equality California Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 218,450

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13110 records found.