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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 155,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 155,150

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Savannah College of Art and Design GA Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
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
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
First Serve - NM, Inc. NM Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kauai Habitat for Humanity HI Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Autism Speaks, Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Page SUM 3,057,948

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
We Care Solar United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Tor Project Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
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
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jennings County Community Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 749,950

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13110 records found.