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)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
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
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
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,474,775

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Learning, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 142,891

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Mount Saint Marys University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 85,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Page SUM 35,267,500

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