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)
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rye Presbyterian Church N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,688,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,146,235

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Melanesian Organizational Development Limited (MODe) N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cooperate Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Page SUM 594,775

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brigham Young University UT Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. WI Health Donor Advised 2018 400
DC Independent Film Festival DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,126,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
DuPage County Sherrif United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Ventures United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
350 Org United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Albans Country Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 5,476,210

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