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)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Young Attitude Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 937,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Every1 Can Work Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Young Attitude Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 955,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pilots Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 384,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Miami-Dade College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
New Friends New Life United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NEO Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
GirlVentures United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,121,895

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13110 records found.