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)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Asian American Donor Program Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 408,745

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 338,951

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,480,410

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 35,243,000

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