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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 191,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,079,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Sequoia Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Creativity Explored CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Ariel Outreach Mission CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,561,387

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Domestic Violence Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Attention Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Dressage Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Cal-Wood Education Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Growing Gardens United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Central United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 240,000

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