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)
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 85,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,631,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,122,820

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homework Central United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Franklin Education Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Texas at Dallas United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Crafty Mart United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Tax-Aid United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Page SUM 3,196,627

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13110 records found.