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)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Spark Program Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 330,924

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,631,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wildlife Care CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 147,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 32,422,930

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13110 records found.