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)
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NSSF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,201,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NSSF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,201,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. ID Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,991,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Frankfort Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Purple Maia Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 71,665

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13110 records found.