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)
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Page SUM 376,684

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 193,675

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Light From Light Inc SC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
My Brothers Keeper Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PORCH-Durham NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 48,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
American International University - Bangladesh Bangladesh Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
EUN Partnership AISBL Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
ESTRO Cancer Foundation Belgium Health Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Université de Liège Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Julian Cho Society Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Royal Institute of Management Bhutan Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion TREE Bolivia Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 802,304

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