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)
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Policy Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Page SUM 910,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 196,795

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
SHE-CAN Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Comienza Community Prep CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 247,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 30,229,150

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