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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,729,520

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,729,520

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steele-Corbett Group Homes CA Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Independent Television Service Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kauai Lifeguard Association HI Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Spirit Series, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 495,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
One Step Beyond Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 408,041

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13110 records found.