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)
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Dignity Health San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,233,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Dignity Health San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,233,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Challenge Success CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One World Children's Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Holy Spirit School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,327,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
A Reaching Hand United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Dignity Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,233,250

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13110 records found.