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)
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Eejot Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 997,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 51,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 837,780

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Safe Horizon, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Glenbard West High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 450,027

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13110 records found.