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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Posse Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,270,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Casa Latina N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 18,820
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety 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
Page SUM 5,020,449

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 114,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Posse Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,270,400

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13110 records found.