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)
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Simons Fund N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,103
St. Jude School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A NH United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Spread the Vote N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 299,378

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Simons Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,103
St. Jude School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Spread the Vote N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 299,378

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Childrens Theatre Company NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Comite Civico Del Valle Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Belle Haven Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Born This Way Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
JW House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 2,914,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Simons Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,103
St. Jude School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Spread the Vote United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 299,378

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13280 records found.