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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Representation Project Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 362,585

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 50,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 188,225

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trout Unlimited Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Quoria Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Give US the Floor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -512
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,357,088

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13110 records found.