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)
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 471,699

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 471,699

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bronco Bench Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Environmental Council Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rich May Foundation CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Housing California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 3,224,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Social Justice Collaborative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Bhutan Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scalawag United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 665,511

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13110 records found.