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)
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everest Public High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 127,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health 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
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,582,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Srv2thrv Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,042,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Young Americans Center for Financial Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Babson College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Faith in Texas - Pico United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,850,250

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