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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 112,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 112,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Whole Armour International Church MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Council for Public Affairs NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charge Across Town Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Ski Team Foundation UT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Campaign One At A Time CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. FL Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,139,680

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
LEVI United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
VMC Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 730,000

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