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)
Institute for Local Government N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Tax-Aid San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,054,639

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Local Government N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Tax-Aid San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,054,639

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rocky Mountain Institute CO Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Reentry Institute CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ventures ATL Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Consumer Reports Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,761,725

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Local Government United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Tax-Aid United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,054,639

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13110 records found.