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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NSSF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 342,323

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NSSF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Fremont High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 342,323

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Wildlife Care CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Grameen Foundation USA DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
MSI-US DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 687,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Harvest Heralds, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Project Healthy Children United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Core Gift Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 389,929

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13110 records found.