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 descending Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,583,570

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,583,570

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute UT Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Advanced Energy Economy Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation ND Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oberlin College OH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pew Charitable Trusts PA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LGS Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 632,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EARN Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Social Progress Imperative Inc United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Collective Impact United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Community Partners United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,916,233

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13110 records found.