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)
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,661,348

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 614,566

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Omega of Greater LR, Inc. AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc AR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Womens Council on African American Affairs AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,142,910

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