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)
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Hands Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SLS San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 106,580

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 338,951

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,620
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pop Up Zendo CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Enloe Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
United Religions CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cure GM1 Incorporated CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 174,720

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 413,672

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