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)
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 249,706

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,582,600

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Felidae Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,434,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 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
Yosemite 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
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
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
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 32,518,770

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13110 records found.