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)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 2,246,005

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 2,246,005

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Fathers and Families CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Douglas County Museum Foundation OR Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 525
Ultimate Impact Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Oregon Military Museum Project OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 874,461

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 40,579,500

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13110 records found.