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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 1,946,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Orphan Secure N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 1,946,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Compass CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary's School OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Day School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Working Group, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Little League Baseball Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 12,113,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 1,946,100

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13110 records found.