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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Law Library San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 238,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,222,457

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 4,616,600

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carey School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Lutheran Church of Our Savior United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 487,750

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13110 records found.