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)
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,541,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,632,100

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity Fair Horse Show CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
Family Caregiver Alliance CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Fremont High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Scientist CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Children's Day School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 898,249

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 32,480,930

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13110 records found.