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)
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,268,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 25,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Educacy CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union Middle School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Islamic Networks Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 237,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 355,535

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