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)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 335,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 335,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Marin Poetry Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Barnard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Day School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,205,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Golden State Opportunity Foundation United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Collective Impact United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Community Partners United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,110,879

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13110 records found.