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)
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Greenlight Clinic San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,144,900

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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
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
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
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 Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Public Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 333,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education 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 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
Page SUM 453,710

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13110 records found.