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)
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 304,990

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
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
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
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
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 36,214,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Imagine Supported Living Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 157,945

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