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)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 576,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 576,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
100 Black Men in Chicago Inc IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lower East Side Girls Club NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
One Step Beyond Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Covenant Community Development IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Home PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
SpaandanB CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,003
Page SUM 308,683

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Global Philadelphia Association Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pragathi United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Einstein Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Tualatin School House Food Pantry United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
Hoover Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
Drueding Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 313,197

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13110 records found.