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)
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 479,075

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 4,401,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 84,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
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
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education 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
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 595,325

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