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)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,534,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,534,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Random Acts of Flowers CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,332,225

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Street Level Health Project United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Peten Health United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,426,000

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13110 records found.