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)
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 459,922

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 200,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Health Connected CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
California Institute for Medical Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channel Islands YMCA CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,040,610

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 613,575

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