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)
Rocketship Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Page SUM 445,894

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 36,253,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MSI-US DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Berthoud Robotics CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 876,623

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 575
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sabores Well United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,918,275

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13110 records found.