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)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 112,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 112,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Prep for Prep NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. WI International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,561,212

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Chinese American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Methow Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 484,516

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13110 records found.