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)
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Richmond Community Foundation Contra Costa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 4,035,020

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,196,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Small Champions Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
City of King CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Out In Tech Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University College London Friends Alumni Association, Inc. DE Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,500
Team Type 1 Inc GA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
We Teach Science Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Prairie Winds Elementary School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Lower East Side Girls Club NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Journey Church on the Common MA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,003
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Page SUM 308,364

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tualatin School House Food Pantry United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Jordan Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council Education Founda United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Sevalaya India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Amy Van Dyken Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peel District School Board Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 45,000
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Shanti Project Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Brave Parents Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 703,499

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