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)
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vote Solar Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Matthew Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 137,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vote Solar Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Matthew Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 137,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tabard Theatre Company CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ising Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services AK Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voto Latino Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 350,476

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wheaton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Universidad de Sevilla Spain Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Selby Lane Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Great Plains Technology Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 157,850

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