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
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Saint Monica Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Techbridge Girls CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Loyola High School of Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sow A Seed Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Mid-Pacific Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Saint Monica Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.