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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Give US the Floor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church of Our Savior Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 759,877

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Give US the Floor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church of Our Savior Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 759,877

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
China Labor Watch Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Portland Rescue Mission OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The House Development Corporation NFP IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 87,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,205,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Population Action International United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Parker Family Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Costano Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Fire Relief Mission United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
USTA Player Development Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Non-Violence International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM -472,950

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13110 records found.