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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bail Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 209,437

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Prep for Prep N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Hill School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Outreach Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,484,042

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Policy Institute of California CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
We Teach Science Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Good Karma Bikes CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 744,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
SHE-CAN Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 73,907

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