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)
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 66,589

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 564,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -24,067,800

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Pop Up Zendo United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Wake Forest University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Brigham Young University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,414,260

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