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)
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation Center San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Holy Innocents Catholic Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 126,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 56,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,326,516

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 355,100

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