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)
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 588,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 10,957,200

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Oligo Nation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 187,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 50,650

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