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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 6,230,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Care, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bail Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 2,341,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Furniture Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Community Works West Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Odyssey School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,946,125

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rites of Passage United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 9,544,500

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