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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 368,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 239,017

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Weed Friends of the Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 892,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 355,100

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13110 records found.