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)
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Science Buddies Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Page SUM 251,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wisdom Sun San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Scholars San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 540,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 228,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,171,450

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