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)
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,142,079

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 617,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Win Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Churches United CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Montezuma Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,210,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,105,698

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13110 records found.