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)
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Accountability Counsel San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 351,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 2,238,557

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Media Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Healthy Young Attitude CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 345,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 35,247,500

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13110 records found.