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)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
One Nation Life Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Polytechnic State University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys and Girls Club of Stanton N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 191,662

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 101,650

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,032,395

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 459,060

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