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)
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Hole Food Rescue Corp N/A WY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 174,933

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NEO Philanthropy N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NutritionFacts.org N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Planet Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,571,125

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Mariposa Prolife CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Child CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Families for Justice as Healing Inc MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Terralingua MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,210,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
InsightShare Network England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Good Karma Bikes United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dignity Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,286,050

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