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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pine Street Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Northern California Community Loan Fund CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Parents for Public Schools Inc MS Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foothill Elementary PTO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
GiveDirectly, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
A Woman's Work, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,867

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13110 records found.