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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sanyu Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 120,189

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sanyu Learning Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 120,189

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Phoenix High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
No Excuses Unlimited CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mayer Elementary School IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 37,582
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army ID Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 410,930

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,247
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Almaden Country School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 206,251

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13110 records found.