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)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
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
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture 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
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,865,112

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,865,112

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Joseph Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 488,100

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture 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
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,865,112

Pages

13110 records found.