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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 193,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 193,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardens Edge NM Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc OH General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
DC Independent Film Festival DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abortion Care Network MN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Hampshire College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Network of Abortion Funds PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Primary CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 576,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Young Peoples Leadership Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Childrens Miracle Network United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission High Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 105,501

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13110 records found.