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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 92,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International France N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 256,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spruce Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charge Across Town Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,901,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 236,500

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