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)
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 190,812

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 190,812

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Child Trends Incorporated MD Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Notre Dame High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY NY Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,086,819

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Justice Committee Inc United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Phoenix High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 361,961

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13110 records found.