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)
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 211,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,218,707

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 696,400

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