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)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 512,782

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 512,782

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Constitution Center PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Project Angel Food CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
City Harvest Inc NY Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
First Resort CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
California Institute of Technology CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island HI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 288,600

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