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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 404,760

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 614,566

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens Council on African American Affairs AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arkansas Athletes Outreach AR Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Heifer Project International AR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
One Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 750,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 12,680,350

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13110 records found.