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)
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Policy Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,207,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Policy Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,207,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Legal Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 292,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Puppies Behind Bars Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Policy Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,207,300

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13110 records found.