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)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 400
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 221,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Russian Riverkeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 800
Starcross Monastic Community CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hudson Institute, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,258,419

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Lynch Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project 1 27 United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope for Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Robert Louis Stevenson School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Friends of IDC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coachart Org United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 242,484

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13110 records found.