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)
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Drew School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Drew School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kids of Kathmandu Inc NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Ruling Our Experiences Inc OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vilcap, Inc. DC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Edgewood Community Support Center Inc MD Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
Providence Foundation RI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Dallas Film Society Inc TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Iranian American Council DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Unioto Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Cancer Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute Kenya Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
SUN-DAC Singapore Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Youth Without Shelter Canada Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Flemington Area Food Pantry Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
George W. Bush Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 18,820
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