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)
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
San Mateo County Law Library San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,309,578

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
San Mateo County Law Library San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,309,578

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Lighthouse Community Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha HI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Human Development and Children Foundation MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 31,106,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boldly Me United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Kids First Enterprise United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,446,150

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13110 records found.