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)
Bayshore Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National State Teachers of the Year Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aloha Angels Inc N/A HI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,298,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
EL Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,919,262

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
John Burroughs School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 140,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bayshore Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Insight Meditation South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National State Teachers of the Year Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aloha Angels Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,298,450

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13110 records found.