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)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 408,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 408,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees for Harvard University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc MD Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Non-Violence International DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Page SUM 469,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The STAR Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Old Skool Cafe United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,821
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
mRelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seed Global Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 663,196

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13110 records found.