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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 330,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 90,951

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,049,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Essex Fells Borough United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Clemency Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellwether Education Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
OCJ Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 340,550

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