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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends Service Committee N/A PA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 351,075

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,341,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 18,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hawes Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kitchen Angels Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 83,900

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