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)
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
THINK Together Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,408,765

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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
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
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
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
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,538,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Fair Horse Show CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Quilters Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,291,264

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 131,235

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