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)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
The Foundation Schools N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 724,088

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 65,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 380,860

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sir Francis Drake High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
March of Dimes Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Cherry Creek High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
One Step Beyond Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,105
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
HFF Charitable Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Friendship United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
Page SUM 1,198,792

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13110 records found.