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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Northern California Community Loan Fund CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.