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)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
iMentor Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 225,480

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 737,215

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PowerMyLearning Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Food and Environment Reporting Network NY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Results for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Riverkeeper, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,699,325

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Los Angeles River United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls on the Run International United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Glenwood United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PEN American Center Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,695,350

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