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)
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mothers Against Murder Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Church of the Nativity San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,620
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 651,146

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mothers Against Murder Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Church of the Nativity San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,620
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 651,146

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Astronomical Association CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 128,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alum Rock Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Villa Siena Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 678,498

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13110 records found.