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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 138,227

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 138,227

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Truck of Love SC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NAF Hotline Fund DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The American Ireland Fund MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
Page SUM 7,700,560

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Jennings County Community Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -54,700

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13110 records found.