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)
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 329,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 513,150

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burning Man Project CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 342,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois at Chicago United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jimma University Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 323,303

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