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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bay School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 30,080,065

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Meira Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 104,015

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice FL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 617,120

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,804,917

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13110 records found.