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)
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Internews Network N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chinatown Community Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 761,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
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
Page SUM 85,145

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 3,667,751

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 174,100

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