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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Oak Hill School of California Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
WomenSV Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc MD Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
St Vincent de Paul Society United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
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