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)
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roses in Concrete Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,960,938

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 233,767

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 37,618,060

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Educational Tall Ship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Arizona United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Alter Global United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Page SUM 689,250

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13110 records found.