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)
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 404,065

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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
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
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 1,583,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 30,211,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Roses in Concrete United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
The Big Table United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
University of Richmond United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Boxing Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,280
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Colgate University Treasurers Office United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Institute for Medical Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,307,647

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13110 records found.