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)
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Day School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
UC San Diego Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 317,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Matriculate Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Soliya Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Advocates for Youth N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Covenant House Alaska N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Families for Freedom Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Summit Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 716,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Ignatian Solidarity Network, Inc. OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sociedad De Educacion Y Rehabilitacion Ser De P R PR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
El Concilio of San Mateo County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Green Corps Inc CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mental Health Advocacy Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,910,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bread & Roses Presents United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Beach Citizens United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 563,550

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