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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 165,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 165,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Water Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of IDC NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Rescue US Inc CT Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northeastern University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Gogebic Community College Found MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,330,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
One Arizona United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
University of Nottingham United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Chicago Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,659,109

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13110 records found.