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)
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Richmond Community Foundation Contra Costa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Page SUM 879,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 262,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 9,305,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GO Campaign United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gracefull Foundation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
Plenty International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friendship United Methodist Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 369,000

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