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)
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Paws N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Joseph Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 713,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 25,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Charity Fair Horse Show CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
EARN Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kehillah Jewish High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 459,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,557,900

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13110 records found.