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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 167,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 167,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. NC Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Wellspring CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theatre First CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Gathering Inn CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,664,287

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Patrick's Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 841,100

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13110 records found.