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)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Page SUM 216,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Page SUM 216,525

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Restoration LA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Page SUM 1,838,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,005,100

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13110 records found.