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)
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Connect Community Charter School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Proyectos Integrales en Economía Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,158,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Connect Community Charter School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Proyectos Integrales en Economía Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,158,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Build Lebanon Trails OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Syracuse University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,214,399

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Connect Community Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Proyectos Integrales en Economía Sustentable PIES de la Tier Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,158,250

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13110 records found.