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)
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Brain Tumor Association Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,186,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 376,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Code for Fun CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
OneGoal IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the CA Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Collective Impact CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,620,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Antioch Community Church of Waltham United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pragathi United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Jersey Shore School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Preble Street United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,297,600

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