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)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Boys Chorus San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 433,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,038,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Walks CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Muslim Advocates CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 625,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 416,950

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