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)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment 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
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homework Central CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning IL Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 459,482

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
5280 High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project TF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,504,700

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13110 records found.