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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Glenwood N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development 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 2,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 95,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Krio Descendants United of California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
University of Hawaii N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
Page SUM 308,487

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
OneOC CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,250
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,355,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Preble Street United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 8,450,700

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