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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,557,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,557,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Invisible Children, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Foundation for Sustainable Development CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Day School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 742,096

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project TF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Global Development Incubator Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Prescott College, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,485,400

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13110 records found.