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)
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion 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
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Napa County Land Trust Napa CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Call to Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 540,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,935,650

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Brain Tumor Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saint Monica Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 266,685

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 33,202,450

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