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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sturge Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 293,764

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sturge Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 293,764

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Plenty International TN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Gideons International TN Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,306,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Collective Impact United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Community Partners United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Berryessa Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Samaritan House United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Brisbane Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Tax-Aid United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Public Policy Institute of California United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 794,251

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13110 records found.