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)
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 359,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 110,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
John Burroughs School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Preble Street ME Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 260,498

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gary Sinise Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Profit United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aquarium of the Pacific United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Issue One United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monarch School Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 885,633

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13110 records found.