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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wellspring San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,195,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,079,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 37,622,810

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Service Year Exchange, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Caterinas Club United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 752,372

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13110 records found.