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)
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 865,391

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Arizona State University Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wildlife Care CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 3,588,441

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 508,985

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13110 records found.