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)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pie Ranch N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dignity Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanbridge Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 986,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,401,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Promises2Kids Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities Inc CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Union Middle School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Islamic Networks Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,549,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 212,425

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13110 records found.