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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 235,090

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Page SUM 15,840

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation MN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Looking Glass Community Services OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent GA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 600,470

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Islamic Networks Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Calvary Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Marys Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Napa County Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Hill School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,222,955

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