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)
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Fred T Korematsu Institute San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 875,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Fred T Korematsu Institute San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 875,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Life Centers of Chicagoland Nfp IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tualatin School House Food Pantry OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Sabores Well CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Team Type 1 Inc GA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peter W. Reilly Elementary School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc MA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
My Possibilities TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry OR Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 365,078

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