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)
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
Bay Scholars San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 217,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 564,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation MN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Louisiana State University LA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,264,369

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Science Gurus United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Give US the Floor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bridges to Community Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Psi Services III Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
Page SUM 322,500

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