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)
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Social Profit Network San Mateo CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 673,766

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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
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
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 555,350

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Optimum Health Institute San Diego CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Brain Tumor Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 401,585

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 396,210

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13110 records found.