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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cow Hollow Preschool San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,103,016

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 625
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 11,305,145

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belay Global IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
God's Company TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Leadership Forum HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 422,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Soliya Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sapling Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
All Saints Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Pioneer Classical School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 456,329

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13110 records found.