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
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
ORT America Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
JW House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Stuttering Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Movember Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.