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)
Taft Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 334,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Taft Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 334,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Policy Studies DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Deans for Impact TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Japan Society of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Christian Action Life Line CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
San Francisco City Impact CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
AspiraNet CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Page SUM 2,798,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Graines de Paix Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Freedom School United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 7,900,700

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13110 records found.