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)
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Future Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,851,076

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Insight LA Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Bicycle Relief NFP N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
New Friends New Life N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
China Dialogue Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Page SUM 225,044

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rohnert Park Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Sequoia Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 354,962

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GirlVentures United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 356,995

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