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)
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Page SUM 503,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 12,114,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Names University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TeachAIDS CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 393,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 32,520,020

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