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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Bright Sky Ministry OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Xavier High School OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Queens Grant High School VIP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Seattle University United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.