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)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission High Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion 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 25,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 806,620

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission High Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LEAD Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 806,620

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Texas Democracy Foundation TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 306,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NEO Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Page SUM 1,368,145

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13110 records found.