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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Carlos Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 7,088,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Spark Program Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Give US the Floor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 204,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montezuma Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indiana University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Bruno Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Whole Armour International Church MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stagebridge CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 356,168

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Companions on the Journey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Latinos for Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Give US the Floor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 204,250

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13110 records found.