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)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Page SUM 89,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 544,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -23,578,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Americans Center for Financial Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
New Mexico Community Capital United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Fractured Atlas, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Youth Service Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 45,782
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Society For Microbiology United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Page SUM 703,478

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