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)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 157,977

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 157,977

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Groom Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 1,429,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Presentation High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 6,266,700

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13110 records found.