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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CURATUS Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,188,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ARC Cancer Support Centres Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,316
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,059,207

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Truck of Love SC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 67,425

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Ball Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Youth United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rrh Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Father Flanagans Boys Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Bay Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Children's Hopechest, Inc. United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 482,098

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13110 records found.