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)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educacy Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 623,950

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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
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
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 36,253,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
San Francisco Film Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dream Corps CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 507,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Berthoud Robotics United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Page SUM 897,623

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