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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lido Charity Corp N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Accountability Counsel San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 2,585,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hatch Enterprise N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 104,438

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Health Connected CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Albans Country Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreenLight Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 285,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,121,250

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