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)
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace USA San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 656,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace USA San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 656,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Veteran's PATH Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation of City College of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum OR Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Mary's School OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,629,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Manhattan College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Page SUM 1,531,800

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13110 records found.