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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Bail Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 238,062

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
University of Hawaii N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Page SUM 552,362

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Preetirang Sanctuary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Page SUM 532,175

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
John Burroughs School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Preble Street United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,408,198

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