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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security 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
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Wisdom Sun San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Resource Generation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Tewksbury Memorial High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Prestonwood Caring People Network TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Purdue Research Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.