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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Year Up Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,275,876

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,272,876

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Youth Foundation MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 751,565

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bulamu International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Urban Compass United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parent Revolution, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 2,276,250

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13110 records found.