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)
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services 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 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 513,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 513,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Rrh Foundation Inc NV General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Rios Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 25,449,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Castaic Lake United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Churchill Club United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Adaptive Training Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Call of the Sea United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Population Connection United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Milton Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 406,487

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