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)
IDEO.ORG San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 487,201

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 521,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 205,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Adaptive Training Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Call of the Sea United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Population Connection United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Lead Mine Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Milton Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fishing Academy Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 333,490

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