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)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Edgewood Community Support Center Inc N/A MD United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 395,668

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 123,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Campbell Union High School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Edgewood Community Support Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Page SUM 294,150

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13110 records found.