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)
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Greeninfo Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 841,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 220,295

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Diego Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Union Square Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Raheem AI CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Learningworks CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 564,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 32,527,180

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