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)
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 179,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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)
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 465,700

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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
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
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
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
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
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 305,303

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