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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Connect Community Charter School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 661,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 112,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 394,300

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Duke University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 61,212
Housing Trust Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Detroit Association of Black Organizations United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Center for Mind-Body Medicine United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 33,635
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 1,450,247

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