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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Results for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
California Brain Tumor Association Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastern Congo Initiative N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education 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 5,000
St Vincent de Paul Society N/A MO United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Tolar Elementary School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,623,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
D C Preparatory Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Pie Ranch N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,563,792

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for Educational Advancement CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 178,300

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Merging Vets and Players Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 573
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alameda International Junior/Senior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Baltimore Squashwise Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
OneOC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,250
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 390,923

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