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)
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boldly Me Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 275,783

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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
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
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
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
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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)
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
The Father’s House International CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
WeDontWaste Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Omni Commons CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 80,300

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian American Impact Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Holy Names University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 173,800

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