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 Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Beach Citizens San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Page SUM 711,917

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Talkingpoints San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Page SUM 711,917

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Montezuma Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 484,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
ALearn United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Institute for Medical Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 800,000

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13110 records found.