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)
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 961,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 513,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Cal-Wood Education Center CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Growing Gardens CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 473,600

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
APA Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,540,520

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