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)
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Teachers Elementary Academy N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 11,414,063

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Rainbow Village Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Orange Countys United Way N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,277,227

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
John Burroughs School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Preble Street ME Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 8,466,398

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SHE-CAN Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Teachers Elementary Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 11,414,063

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13110 records found.