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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Services San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,416,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 226,267

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Magic Theatre Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu CA Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice by the Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 705,691

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 365,100

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