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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,630,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Policy Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Meals on Wheels America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 434,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Callipeplon Society CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Chung Wah Academy of New England Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Music in Schools Today CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Senior Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Media Mobilizing Project PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,809,180

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Wellspring United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union for Reform Judaism United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Brooks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Callipeplon Society United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Cinnabar Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 639,500

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