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)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 573,766

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 65,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
O'Neill Sea Odyssey CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Paradise Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Families Forward CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 313,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank of the Rockies United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 269,200

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