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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 313,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 607,791

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,106,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Blossom Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 701,600

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13110 records found.