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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SLS San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SLS San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 206,604

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Momentum Community Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,867,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Oak Hill School of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
King's College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 231,125

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13110 records found.