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)
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 183,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 183,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BSF International LLC TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Burning Man Project CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 6,939,512

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Founders For Good Limited England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Adopt A Boxer Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Personal Ponies Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Rescue Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,802,603

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13110 records found.