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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 361,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 95,051

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,118,929

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Marys Center for Maternal and Child Care Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Page SUM 402,660

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