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)
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transcend, Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Page SUM 3,015,991

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 51,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 184,780

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Accountability Counsel United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seminar Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Indian Treaty Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 726,800

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