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)
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Creativity Explored San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 357,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 2,214,557

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 4,616,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Diablo Valley College Foundation United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Repairers of the Breach Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
MW Fund Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Page SUM 4,575,935

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13110 records found.